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Business and Retail

Business Studies is offered at KS4 and KS5. Business is all around us and in the future our students will be taking up employment in a business environment. Whether students want to set up their own business or just want to understand what business is, we offer an academic and vocational pathway to our students.Business

Students will learn how businesses operate and how they have an impact on our everyday lives. They will have the opportunity to discover what employers look for when they want to recruit employees so they will discover what the recruitment process is.

Employers will always demand that their
employees should have “Employability Skills”. Through Business Studies we want our students to demonstrate and develop these skills ready for the “world of work”

1.    Communication and interpersonal skills

2.    Problem solving skills

3.    Using your initiative and being self-motivated

4.    Working under pressure and to deadlines

5.    Organisational skills

6.    Team working

7.    Ability to learn and adapt

8.    Numeracy

9.    Valuing diversity and difference

10.  Negotiation skills

Business Long Term Plan

Retail Business Long Term Plan


 Students will be able to develop these skills by studying either the GCSE or BTEC in Business. At KS5 we offer the Applied GCE in Business.

Business Studies (Retail Business) GCSE

Hospitality and Tourism - Technical Award