In Key Stage 4 students study the Edexcel BTEC First Award in Business which aims to give them a practical understanding of what 'being in business' entails; it helps students to develop the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering entering employment in this sector.
The course will enable students to find out why businesses act in the way they do and how they aim to influence consumer behaviour. It consists of a number of units that are continually assessed. The range of subjects covered is as diverse as Finance to Customer Service. The course is practical and students are encouraged to develop research and planning skills for themselves. Lessons incorporate a range of approaches, including case studies, group work, discussions, presentations, role-play and ICT. Final grades are determined by an on-screen test and students' work during the course.