Business Studies

The class rooms are each fitted with state of the art facilities such as Interactive Whiteboards and Visualisers. Each room also has a suite of computers and these facilities are accessible to pupils both within lessons and after school to assist with independent learning and homework.

The Curriculum

Key Stage 3

Business Studies is a 1 hour lesson as part of our preference curriculum in Year 9.

Key Stage 4

Pupils in Years 10 & 11 receive three 60 minute lessons a week with homework set once a week. The two year GCSE course is externally examined with the Edexcel examination board, (75% examinations and 25% Controlled Assessment). Pupils are taught in mixed ability groups. Progress is tracked and monitored in accordance with agreed procedure. Pupils complete a range of both formal and informal assessments in the form of extended writing activities in class, as well as mock and real examinations.

For upper school, the Business department organises support sessions over several hours in a week, whereby intensive revision programmes, assessment guidance and mentoring support is offered. All year groups can access the computers and internet facilities which are always available for pupils to use.

GCSE Courses for Business

Subject Key Stage 4
Business Pearson Edexcel Level 1 /Level 2 GCSE in Business (1BS0)


Curriculum Plan

Revision/Catch-up Sessions

The Business Studies department holds two revisions classes:


KIFF Experience – Business & Media Project

A one day event that aims to raise the profile of the Business GCSE & Media GCSE curriculum to Year 9 pupils in preparation for their option choices.

Throughout the challenge the teams must come together and work as a team and develop a comprehensive marketing solution for a product.