Business Studies

Our Teaching Staff

Head of Department  
Miss P Carlomagno  

Areas Studied

KS4 GCSE Business

The course will enhance students’ analytical and evaluative skills, allowing them to apply the theory they learn within real life business examples. Students will learn how to analyse the best course of action for a business, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these decisions. Students will also learn how to calculate important financial information such as revenue, break-even points, profit and average rate of return.

Our KS4 curriculum follows the path set by the Edexcel exam board (100% exam):

Year 10



Theme 1

Investigating small business

Theme 1 concentrates on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for students to explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business. In this theme, students will be introduced to local and national business contexts and will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact business behaviour and decisions

Year 11



Theme 2

Building a business

Theme 2 examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Theme 2 also considers the impact of the wider world on the decisions a business makes as it grows

Please also see the attached guide at the bottom of the page.

Further Information

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