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Business pupils are encouraged to think creatively to come up with theories and ideas, to problem solve, demonstrate an entrepreneurial flair and be enterprising in their approach. The subject aims to prepare pupils for the highly competitive world of work allowing them to develop the skills required to be successful after compulsory education. It aims to enable pupils to cultivate an understanding of the business world and equip them with an academic understanding of business studies in order to apply it to real life business situations. Teachers of business aim to teach inspiring and engaging lessons, creating memorable learning opportunities and enabling our pupils to gain an excellent understanding of Business and how it is relevant to everyday life.
Business Studies is not studied at Key Stage 3.
Pupils in Year 8 have the option to study business studies at Key Stage 4 following the GCSE Business pathway. The GCSE Business (Edexcel) follows a linear approach where pupils are assessed in two examinations at the end of the two year course. This course follows a structured approach and provides opportunities to study the subject at AS and A Level.
GCSE Business provides plenty of opportunity for enrichment both within the classroom and outside of it.
Students in year 9 participate in the Coca Cola challenge which is a UK wide competition designed to introduce students to a range of business theory through working in teams to design a new brand of drink. We are also part of the Everton Schools Business Challenge, open to all business students. Students can also take part in the Student Investor programme in which they are given virtual money to buy shares in the stock market.
Throughout the year, we also have a range of guest speakers. The department is also linked with Barclays and runs various sessions throughout the year such as mock interviews, CV workshops and other enterprise related activities.
Both Business classrooms are fully equipped ICT suites which are open at lunch times for pupils to enhance or support their class work / homework.