Business Studies

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Welcome to the Business and Computing Department. We offer a range of subjects that allow students to prepare for further education and the world of work. Please feel free to browse our page for further information.  We offer Edexcel GCSE Business Studies to KS4 students. The course offers a range of topics to prepare students for their future careers.
Type of course:   GCSE
How is the course assessed?
2 x examinations worth 100% of the course
What topics/ units will you study?
Business structure, finance, marketing, e-commerce, human resources.
Who would this course suit? What skills do you need ?
Someone who can work meticulously, works well on their own and in groups, likes debating and discussing issues, and enjoys researching and keeping up to date with the news.
What trips/ activities will you be involved in?
The Mosaic Enterprise Challenge, enterprise activities in school, visits to The Sharp Project, The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and Manchester United enterprise events.
What college courses/job opportunities would this help you follow in the future?
Business Studies A Level, Economics A Level. Hospitality, management, retail, sales, customer service and many other careers. A Business Studies degree at university.
How will this course help you to get a job?
Applicants who can demonstrate a wide range of business skills are in demand by the employer. The course will help you to understand a range of career paths as well as the role of different departments within a business.
Who can you speak to for more information or if you have any questions?
Mr Grimshaw 2W13 or Mrs Fiddler 2W13
What do students who are currently studying this subject think?
Kaleem Malik, "I learn what is happening in businesses around me.”  
Dylan Coyle, "Business is fun and interesting."