Business Studies

Whether students are interested in setting up their own business, stepping onto the corporate ladder or just getting a better understanding of how the world works, Business is a great subect. Students learn about the world around them, they are challenged intellectually and they develop a clearer understanding of the economy and the way businesses are run.

The Business Faculty offers courses from Year 10 when students have the opportunity to undertake the academic GCSE in Business or the vocational Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing. 

Both qualifications give students a thorough understanding of business activity. The GCSE takes a more academic, exam-based approach and the Cambridge National is more rooted in research and project work.

The nature of the subjects taught in the department allows plenty of opportunities for students to learn outside the formal classroom environment. Students have participated in a number of competitions, including The Business Challenge, The Tenner programme and IFS Stock Market challenge.