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Business Studies (BTEC)

General Subject Information

Whole School Vision

“A broad, stimulating and enjoyable curriculum, that engages, motivates and challenges all pupils, giving them the knowledge, skills and understanding to grow as individuals, preparing them for the next stage in their lives.

Curriculum Vision 

In business, we incorporate the curriculum vision by:

  • Teaching a range of business topics to allow pupil’s knowledge to be developed in a variety of matters
  • Employing a range of teaching resources to engage pupils and strengthen their understanding of topics
  • Developing links with local businesses to engage and motivate pupils and show them possible future pathways
  • Encouraging the growth of pupil’s wider skills such communication, interpersonal and leadership, as well as business specific skills
  • Developing knowledge of personal finance, ready for the pupil’s futures
  • Assignments allow students to be stimulated by the range of tasks involved
  • Pupils are challenged and pushed to attain the highest criteria that they can

Business Curriculum Map



Homework is set weekly and is related to the topics studied in class, at that time. These include a variety of activities, from set questions to research, and coursework based tasks.

Level 2 Subject Information

The qualification offered in Business Studies encourages pupils to be inspired and challenged by following a broad and worthwhile course.

This will help the pupils to: engage in the study of business; to develop as an effective and independent pupil; use an enquiring approach; to build arguments and make informed judgements; develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues; appreciate the range of perspectives of different stakeholders; consider the extent to which business can be ethical; participate in practical business situations; work  as part of a team, as well as on an individual basis.   Mr Cartland, Lead Learner.

Topics studied include:
Business ownership
Market research
Customer research
Factors affecting businesses
Promoting business
Business finance
Setting up and running an enterprise

Enterprise - Course Details

Level 3 Subject Information

Sixth form course information can be found in the sixth form courses page

Job Opportunities

Global Brand & Marketing Director

Pay: £70,000 - £90,000 a year


  • Design, develop and review our marketing strategy for a number of different projects
  • Overseeing the marketing department, activities and quality of work through leadership and providing clear tasks and objectives
  • Manage a budget and use financial strategy to advice all marketing plans
  • Planning, directing and coordinating marketing events including product launch
  • Support the sales operation by ensuring products and services are launched internally
  • Designing and implementing a calendar of activity, including maximising market opportunities
  • Ability to adapt to market opportunities and create ad hoc campaigns
  • Research demand for products and services and communicate this with stakeholders
  • Develop and manage advertising campaigns, reviewing their success and ROI
  • Building brand awareness and positioning


Pay: £28,000 - £30,000 a year


  • The completion of year-end accounts
  • General administration duties
  • Meet statutory deadlines for VAT, Payroll, Statutory Accounts, Company and Personal
  • Liaising with HMRC on behalf of clients
  • Taking on and managing new clients
  • Growing the business through referrals
  • Respond to client inquiries in line with the company policy
  • Manage the client relationship whilst building a strong rapport and developing client loyalty
  • Working as a team to continuously deliver the agreed level of service

Human Resource Partner

Pay: £30,000 - £40,000 a year


  • Coach and support Team Leads and Area Managers on HR related topics
  • Employee case management in line with local legislation
  • Support investigations in line with local legislation
  • Support implementation to address and improve the workplace environment and employee engagement
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to execute hiring, recruiting and engagement initiatives
  • Partner with the HR team to develop, implement and maintain communication plans
  • Lead or support HR projects as assigned
  • Collect and analyse data to assist the HR team to draw insights on attrition, attendance, workforce management, recruitment and engagement initiatives