Business is an option subject at Keystage Four. The subject area started with its first group of just sixteen students in 2007 and since this first group it has grown in popularity. At present 130 students are enrolled on the Edexcel GCSE Applied Business (Double Award) course.

The course has established a series of excellent Business links. Students currently study the Mondelez organisation, La Casa Loco Mexican Restaurant and Virgin Active Health Club. In addition to this 40 students recently undertook a trip to the German finacial capital of Frankfurt where the studied the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, the German Federal Bank, Opel Cars, Deutsche Bank and visited the traditional Christmas Markets.

The school is also involved in The Young Enterprise Award Scheme.

Unit 1

  • Investigating how businesses work
  • Business aims and objectives
  • Core and non-core products
  • Organisational structures
  • Business communication
  • Functional areas and their roles
  • Stakeholders
  • Laws and legislation
  • Market research
  • Attracting new customers

Unit 2

  • Exam - Financial Records
  • Buiness payment methods
  • Business costs
  • Financial statements
  • Profit and loss accounts
  • Balance sheets
  • Financial documents
  • Invoices, credit notes, statement of accounts, purchase order, goods received notes