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?

What can I study with a Business qualification?

Courses you could study at university include:
  • Accounting
  • Business Management Studies
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Psychology

What career could I have with a Business qualification?

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

Remote Learning

When the school has to close during term time or when we have students who have ‘enforced absences’ (for example who are shielding or self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic), we provide work to ensure that learning continues. 

While at home you will be set work in line with your normal timetable in school.

Please check the Google Classroom for your class and access learning materials and complete any work that has been posted there. If there is no specific work for you there, then you should access the work linked below during your lessons, while at home.

Year 9