Business and Financial Studies

Business Studies is a dynamic subject. We aim to bring theory to life and use contemporary issues and case studies to translate theory to context.

GCSE: (AQA)

Year 10:

Students study four topics, which are:

  • Business In The Real World
  • Influences on Business
  • Business Operations
  • Marketing

All resources can be found in the shared area, which include lesson resources, exam questions, case studies and wider reading materials.

Year 11:

Students study three topics, which are:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Business Finance
  • Revision / Exam Technique

All resources can be found in the shared area, which include lesson resources, exam questions, case studies and wider reading materials.

 

Sixth Form:

Applied A–Level: (AQA)

Students study six units, three in lower sixth and three in upper sixth. Each unit has equal weighting.

  • Unit 1 Financial Planning and Analysis – Examination – Lower Sixth
  • Unit 2 Business Dynamics – Coursework – Lower Sixth
  • Unit 3 Entrepreneurial Opportunities – Coursework – Lower Sixth
  • Unit 4 Managing and Leading People – Examination – Upper Sixth
  • Unit 5 Developing a Business Proposal – Coursework – Upper Sixth
  • Unit 8 Marketing Communications – Coursework – Upper Sixth

All resources can be found in the shared area, which include lesson resources, exam questions, case studies and wider reading materials.

IBS

Students study six units across two years. There is an examination and Internal Assessment element to this course. The units we study are:

  • Unit 1 Business Organisation and Environment
  • Unit 2 Human Resource Management
  • Unit 3 Finance and Accounts
  • Unit 4 Marketing
  • Unit 5 Operations Management

All resources can be found in the shared area, which include lesson resources, exam questions, case studies and wider reading materials.

Financial Studies (LIBF) Level 3

The course encourages students to become responsible borrowers and sensible savers, and to appreciate the need for financial planning throughout their life. It prepares them for further study by developing the core skills of critical analysis and evaluation, verbal communication (through classroom discussion) and written communication.

Students complete the Certificate in Financial Studies during Lower Sixth and the Diploma in Financial Studies during Upper Sixth. Both qualifications are achieved through examination.

Students study a variety of topics including:

  • The characteristics of financial products for managing money.
  • The features of different types of financial services product.
  • The differences of an individual’s financial needs through the various life stages
  • How to make informed financial choices in the selection of financial services products.
  • The implications of debt and borrowing solutions for individuals in different circumstances and from different cultures
  • The importance of sustainability for financial services providers and systems.

All resources can be found in the shared area, which include lesson resources, exam questions, case studies and wider reading materials.

 

Enrichment:

The department run an annual “day in the city” visit for selected groups. Previous visits have included the Bank of England, Lloyds of London and Blackrock.

The department organises guests speakers through the “Conversations With” seminar series, which all students in the department are invited to attend.

Additional resources are found on the shared drive for all courses. However, other worthy sources include:

 

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