Learners are given the opportunity to develop a range of personal skills and attributes which are essential for further study or working life.A Level Business is another very popular choice and is offered to our Sixth Form students.The three units include two compulsory units on Business Purposes and Business Organisations and one further optional choice.
The Business Studies Department has also assisted in the delivery of Information and Communication Technology and Employability to our Year 8, 9 and 10 students.
At Key Stage 3, the Business Studies Department offers Year 10 students the opportunity to study Enterprise.
AS levels can stand as a qualification on their own or can be carried on to A2 the next year to complete the full A level qualification.
In 2015 the government revealed that changes would be made to how AS and A levels are graded.
A levels can either be studied at secondary school within Sixth Form or at college if they choose to leave school.
Lots of students choose to pick four AS levels to study during the first year, then drop one of the subjects in year two when they complete their A levels.The Business Studies Department attains consistently high academic results across all levels of study.For the past 4 years the Department have had the overall 2nd placed student in CCEA Applied A Level Double Award Business.Vocational Business courses are offered at Sixth Form.The Applied A level is particularly suited to those students who want to specialise in Business Studies and enjoy working on coursework.This is the fourth year that the Business Studies Department have offered a GCSE equivalent subject.This course is vocational and assessed by 100% coursework.The Department has built strong links with companies such as Ikea, Sam Mouldings, Fujitsu, Asidua and B&Q.As both our A Level courses are related to the world of work covering topical current affairs issues, students find these courses enjoyable and very relevant to employment opportunities; our academic results reflect this strong interest.In 2015 the government announced that there would be some changes made to the way teens complete their AS and A levels, so it’s important to know how these reforms could affect your child and what it will mean for their grades at the end of their studies.The majority of students complete their A levels between the age of 16-18 in order to apply to university, although they are also useful when choosing to go straight into paid work or in order to train as an apprentice.