Business Studies

At South Craven, the Business Department aims to develop the skills of young people to ensure that they become the ‘successful entrepreneurs’ of the future.

Through fun and exciting projects, students experience and develop vital skills such as enterprise, leadership, teamwork, personal growth, interpersonal skills and much more!

These transferable skills can then be applied to a wide range of careers that will make our students more employable as well preparing them to become great employers themselves! They will have a clear understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship and eventually leave with the skills and ability to operate their own micro enterprise in the first instance, with the prospect of expanding in the future.

What will I study?

Year 9

In Key Stage 3 students study a variety of topics in a project-based format. These topics are ones that the students can relate to and are therefore inspired by.  Students work individually and in groups to improve their understanding of the business world and how it affects their lives and that of their families. In doing so, they improve their ability to communicate effectively, solve problems, make decisions, work both in a team and individually. In addition to this, they also learn how to manage risks and to think innovatively.  All of this underpins their basic business knowledge and will allow them to engage with the outside world effectively, making a valuable contribution to society.

Year 10

Exploring and Investigating Small Business

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Putting business ideas into practice
  • Making the business effective
  • Understanding external influences

Theories and Concepts of Events in the Business and Economic World

  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Year 11

Building a Business

  • Growing the business
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Finance
  • Human Resources

How will I be assessed?

GCSE Exam Board: Edexcel

  • Two GCSE exams taken at the end of the course (1 in each unit)

What career could I have with a qualification in Business Studies?

Courses you could study at university include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Management Studies
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

Careers which require a Business qualification include:

  • Business Adviser
  • Business Development Manager
  • Chartered Management Accountant
  • Corporate Investment Banker
  • Data Analyst
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Management Consultant
  • Project Manager

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