Applied Business

General Introduction

Students can enjoy a range of extra-curricular activities within the Business Studies department.

For students in Years 9-11 the ever popular Tenner Tycoon ran by Dragons Den entrepreneur Peter Jones who challenges student to make money from a ten pound note given by him.

Sixth formers can take part in the Young Enterprise where they set up and run their own limited company for a year and battle amongst other schools in the country to become the number one company.

Many also enjoy The Student Investor challenge. In teams of four they are given a virtual £100,000 to buy and sell shares on the stock exchange. The prize is an all-inclusive paid trip to New York with cash prizes along the away.

Key Stage 4

Business Studies GCSE:

In Years 10 & 11 students are studying an innovative level 2 course:

OCR Cambridge National in Business and Enterprise:
The Cambridge Nationals in Business and Enterprise offer students a broad foundation of knowledge required for further study in business, including the different ways in which businesses are owned and operated, effective recruitment and employment, and the key phrases/elements of successful business and enterprise activities.

Unit 1: Introduction to Business (RO61)
Students will explore different types of business and understand why objectives are so important, which core functions are needed in business and how external factors may impact the running of businesses. This is an examination unit worth 25% of assessment.

Unit 2: Planning for Work (RO62)
This unit will give students an insight into the recruitment process and help them plan for their own career. This is a coursework assessed unit worth 25% of assessment.

Unit 3: Setting Up and Running an Enterprise (RO63)
This unit will provide students with the opportunity to take part in an enterprise activity within a business context. Students will set up and run their own small business. This is a coursework assessed unit worth 50% of assessment.