“Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.”
Madam C.J. Walker, first female self-made millionaire
“If you push through that feeling of being scared, that feeling of taking risk, really amazing things can happen.”
Marissa Mayer, businesswoman and investor
Success is not final; failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts
This GCSE Business course equips students with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect decision-making. They develop their understanding of concepts, objectives and terminology, and the impact of contemporary issues on business operations. The course will challenge the students to become critical thinkers as they are able to assess the economy around them and make key decisions so a business supports and thrives within that economy. The knowledge and skills gained from this GCSE will provide our students with a firm foundation and with lifelong skills to study Business and or Economics at higher levels.
The Business Studies curriculum aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the business world. Our curriculum offers opportunities to study a wide range of business ideas and scenarios – from a sole trader start-up to large multinational corporations, and to demonstrate to students that there are many career opportunities for them. Students are introduced to the concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurs, and the importance of people and problem-solving in business. Students develop an appreciation of business ethics and legislation, as well as the environmental impact of business activity.