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Business Studies

Business plays a significant role in everyone’s life, and individuals who possess a strong understanding of business operations have a distinct advantage in the future.

Students will learn how to identify business opportunities, be enterprising and put ideas into practice to ensure a successful business start-up, all while understanding and appreciating the wider economic context.

Students explore and enjoy the challenges of business growth, as well as real-life examples and case studies, learning how a company’s everyday decisions affect the lives of its employees, customers, and other stakeholders. Students will study marketing, addressing consumer needs, effective financial management, the responsibilities of people management, and a company’s ethical and environmental obligations.

Throughout the course students strengthen their analytical and comprehension skills as well as their capacity to make respectful and responsible decisions, recommendations and judgements.

Business Studies boosts students’ confidence and prepares them to engage in an ever-changing workplace, whether they work for a company or establish their own, allowing them to always strive for to achieve their best and continually aim high.

Within business all students look after each other by fostering a safe learning environment where students are able to express ideas and opinions about real life business case studies, instilling a desire to never stop learning and developing skills that they will be useful in the workplace.

“I think it’s important to remember all the things you have done and all you have achieved and to accept not everything goes your way all the time. A mistake is only a problem when it stops you in your tracks and prevents you from achieving what you want to do. Battle on, is my motto!” Karren Brady

Please see parental overview of the course in KS4 below.

Links for support/help at home:

  • Use of student resources located within WHS SharePoint for students
  • Use of online platforms such as Youtube for podcasts and revision of key content
  • Use of additional homework booklets, therapy work packs and/or additional resources from the class teacher via Synergy
  • Wider reading: revision guides or further research on selected areas and business content
  • Wider reading: blogs and online articles/further reading on topics and studies outlined
  • Teacher discussions following assessments and/or reports
  • Encourage the participation in enrichment and revision workshops
  • Develop own projects and business plans using learning from lessons