Business Studies




Business Studies

Beauty Therapy NVQ

Subject leader

Miss K Bevan

Biology A Level

About the subject

Year 12 Overview (new Spec)

Year 13 Overview (New Spec)

The specifications are designed to encourage students to consider the practical application of business and economic concepts. The units provide the opportunity to explore the theories and concepts in the context of events in the business and economic world.


BTEC Business Studies

This six-unit BTEC National Award offers a specialist qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the sector. In order to pass the course students must successfully complete six portfolio based units. There are no exams on this course.

The results achieved by Business Studies students at all levels exceed national standards. Staff have high expectations and students are encouraged to set themselves high standards. In 2014, at key stage 5 the department exceeded targets with over 80% of pupils gaining an A*-A grade. We are proud of both pupils and staff.




Examples of units covered in Year 1 are:


Unit 1:The Business Environment

The aim of this unit is to give learners the fundamental knowledge of a range of business organisations, and the many factors that shape the nature of organisations operating in an increasingly complex business world.


Unit 2: Business Resources

The aim of this unit is to develop learner knowledge of the range of human, physical, technological and financial resources required in an organisation, and how the management of these resources can impact on business performance.


Unit 3: Introduction to Marketing

The aim and purpose of this unit is to give learners an understanding of how marketing, research and planning and the marketing mix are used by all organisations.




Examples of units covered in year 2 are:


Unit 4: Business communications

The aim of this unit is to show learners that the collection and management of business information, and the successful communication of that information throughout a business, is critical for the future prosperity of the organisation.


Unit 13: Recruitment and Selection in business

The aim of this unit is to introduce learners to recruitment and the importance of ensuring that the best people are selected to work in organisations. Learners will study selection and recruitment techniques and will set up, and take part in, a selection interview.


Unit 19: Developing teams in business

The aim of this unit is for learners to understand the importance of effective team working to an organisation’s success, and to develop skills and knowledge for working in team situations both as a team leader and a team member.

Year 13 Old Spec

OCR Biology A - H021, H421


F214 – Communication, homeostasis and energy

F215 – Control, genomes and Environment

F216 – Practical skills in biology

Exam board used for A Level or BTEC

Edexcel - BTEC Business Studies

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