Business Education

Introduction

The Business Studies department offers a wide range of exciting courses, ranging from Level 1 to Level 3, in both vocational BTEC qualifications and the traditional GCSE and A-Level qualifications.

The courses currently on offer include Retail and Business Administration BTEC Level 1, Work Skills Level 1 and 2, Business Studies BTEC Level 2, Travel and Tourism BTEC Level at Level 1, 2 and 3 and Applied A-Level Business Studies.

The department comprises of 3 full-time members of staff as well as 2 part-time members of staff. All staff who deliver Business Education are experienced teachers, who have each spend a period of their professional careers working in a range of industries prior to entering the teaching profession.

Subject Team

Mr Gubb Miss Newman Miss Ferguson
Head of Business Studies Post 16 & Welsh Bacc Co-ordinator
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Key Stage 3

N/A

Key Stage 4

Currently we offer the following courses at Key Stage 4:

  • Business Studies BTEC Level 2

  • Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 1 and 2

  • Retail BTEC Level 1

  • Business Administration Level 1

However in September 2014 we are looking to introduce the GCSE Business Studies qualification as well.

Key Stage 5

Currently we offer the following courses at Key Stage 5:

  • Applied A-Level Business Studies

  • Business Studies BTEC Level 2

  • Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 2 and 3

  • Work Skills BTEC Level 2

In addition in September 2014 we are looking to introduce the Business Studies BTEC Level 3 qualification as well.

Future pathways

Business Education is an excellent grounding for any career path. It initially teaches students the basics about how businesses and industries operate, as well as how to set up your own business. As students progress to Key Stage 5, the courses incorporate more in depth research into specific businesses and allow pupils the chance to focus on areas of industry that most interest them.