Business Studies is a subject that will give you an understanding of the world of business. As part of the GCSE course, we look at the ways businesses are set up, the way they function and the way they are managed. We look at the impact of growth and changes in business; giving you the opportunity to complete your own investigation in to a business.
Business is front-page news. The way companies operate is under greater scrutiny than ever before, while TV programmes like The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den have raised the profile of business to a new generation. During your studies we will discuss current hot business topics as they appear in the news and talk about the potential impact of what is reported.
Business Studies Staff
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Mrs P. Smith
I have always found Business an interesting subject to teach because it is so relevant to our everyday lives. Students enjoy learning about how businesses operate and react to the external world, especially if those businesses, whether local, national or international, are contemporary to them. I particularly enjoy showing how the local business environment has changed over time so that students have an awareness of what has happened in their own locality. It gives me great satisfaction to know that what I am teaching students will be relevant to them in their future lives and careers as many of the skills they learn in Business can be taken straight into the workplace.
Mr P. Motteram
I fell in love with teaching when I was in school myself. I had some really amazing business teachers who truly inspired me; igniting a passion in me for the subject. I went on to do my degree in business and marketing and eventually a PGCE in business education. Teaching business gives me freedom to develop student skills. I am able to deliver a range of fun and engaging activities which allow my students to gain real-world skills, whilst also developing socially as individuals to become a key part of the society in which they live.
Business Studies is one of my favourite lessons in school. I have enjoyed learning business terms and understanding how they apply to the real world. It gives me ideas about real life, which I cannot necessarily get in other subjects. I have recently learnt about the shops that I visit daily. As an example, I have learnt that McDonald’s is a form of franchise and therefore each store is owned by a different individual.