Welcome to Business Studies 2017-2018

We are part of the Computing, Business, ICT and Business Faculty

Business is a subject which is very important to many people. Understanding how to set up and run a business and being knowledgeable about how businesses operate helps you to understand how the engine that drives the world’s economies works. We are all involved in global economy because we buy from businesses every day.

The business studies team are here to help you achieve you goals and aspirations. If you have ever dreamed of starting up your own business then the courses we provide can assist you. From standard business structures, to setup costs, our courses provide a valuable insight into the everyday business and your role as the consumer.


Mrs Charlotte Elwood, Head of Department
Miss Glynnis Peacock, Assistant Principal, Teacher of Computing, ICT & Business

You can contact any teacher using the format

Overview of the Year for BTEC Business

Course – BTEC First Level 2 Business
Exam Board – Pearson
Unit 1 (25%) Enterprise in the Business World
Unit 2 (25%) Finance for Business (Exam)
Unit 3 (25%) Customers Service Principals
Unit 4 (25%) Recruitment

A final external exam is completed by students in the second year of the course.

Students will learn a range of skills throughout their time on the course through their study of the different business contexts such as:

  • practical skills: personal organisation and time management;
  • presentational skills: producing a business report.
  • personal skills: initiative; creativity; perseverance; willingness
  • interpersonal skills: working in teams; discussing problems or issues; leading a team
  • cognitive skills: investigative and research skills; problem solving; decision-making; using theory to analyse a real organisation

Enrichment Opportunities

The Computing, ICT & Business Faculty if open for Enrichment after school every day, apart from Tuesdays.