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Subject - Business Studies



 In the business world, the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield. (Warren Buffett)


Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum Intent for Business & Economics is to provide a first class education provision to all students to allow the creation of the very best business men/women of the next generation.

With Business & Economics, pupils will develop their knowledge and understanding of business concepts, whilst viewing these from a local, national and international perspective. They will also develop their employability skills and attributes through the development of interactive learning. This will allow the students to reach their full potential.

The curriculum is designed to cater for a wide range of academic and vocational students.

Cross Curriculum and Skills

Business & Economics teaching underpins the pedagogy that teaches students how to think, learn, solve problems and make informal and formal decisions in the business scenarios that are given.

The general skills that will be covered across the Business & Economics curriculum include:

  • guidance and feedback

  • analysis of business concepts and data

  • evaluation and recommendation

  • leadership qualities

  • application of the theory to practice with given case studies

The Business & Economic curriculum makes links to a number of different subjects that students will study from other departments. Some examples of links are noted below:

Mathematics: the use of data figure to come to judgements and illustration of statistics

Geography: the link between globalisation and the impact on businesses and local people

English: reading, writing - especially for extended written responses

Psychology: consumer behaviour

Sociology: trends in society

Curriculum Details

Curriculum and Assessment Map Years 7-11

Business Learning Journey

Business Curriculum Summary

Revision Resources and Curriculum Journey

Key Stage 3

Not applicable to Business & Economics

Key Stage 4


  • Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business, Second Edition - ISBN-13 : 978-1471899355

  • My Revision Notes: Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business - ISBN-13 : 978-1510433472

  • GCSE Business Edexcel Revision Guide – for the Grade 9-1 Course - ISBN-13 : 978-1782946908

  • GCSE Business Edexcel Exam Practice Workbook – for the Grade 9-1 Course - ISBN-13 : 978-1782946939


  • OCR GCSE (9-1) Economics Paperback - ISBN-13 : 978-1471888342

  • My Revision Notes: OCR GCSE (9-1) Economics - ISBN-13 : 978-1510472181

Key Stage 5


  • Edexcel AS/A Level Business 5th Edition Student Book - ISBN-13 : 978-1447983545

  • My Revision Notes: Edexcel A-Level Business Paperback - ISBN-13 : 978-1471883224

  • Revise Edexcel A Level Business Revision Guide & Workbook - ISBN-13 : 978-1292213217


  • Markets, Consumers and Firms Theme 1 for Edexcel AS and A Level Economics B – ISBN - 978-1-78014-013-1

  • The Wider Economic Environment Theme 2 for Edexcel AS and A Level Economics B - ISBN: 978-1-78014-119-0

  • The Global Economy Theme 3 for Edexcel A Level Economics B Year 2 - 978-1-78014-018-6

  • Making Markets Work Theme 4 for Edexcel A Level Economics B Year 2 - 978-1-78014-019-3  

Homework develops independent study and enables students to become life-long learners.  We use an online tool to help you keep track of your child's homework. Show My Homework will allow parents to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, all their deadlines and their submission status.

Useful Websites:


Taking the Biz

BBC Business News


The Telegraph 

The Guardian

The Independent

In Business & Economics we set homework regularly and below have given some examples :

KS4: Data Analysis, Case Study evaluation

KS5: Extended writing responses, Case Study evaluation

The Knights Shield is a scheme which values and recognises all of the extracurricular and enrichment opportunities that Knights Academy pupils participate in.  In Business & Economics, we are pleased to offer pupils opportunities to fulfil the Knights Shield throughout our curriculum. Some examples are listed below:






Why Study Business Studies at GCSE and A' Level?

The courses are designed to encourage candidates to consider the practical application of business and economic concepts. Within the courses, you will have the opportunity to explore real business issues and how businesses work; there will also be the opportunity to study business decision making techniques and how businesses can deal with the expenditure

These courses will make you aware of how businesses operate and conduct business. You will explore how businesses operate in a global capacity. Always as looking how growing businesses are able to grow and compete with the multi-national corporations.

On the courses, you will be able to develop an understanding of many key business concepts such as marketing, finance and human resources as well as many other business key terms.

There will be many opportunities to help develop transferable skills which can be used in all disciplines such as decision making, problem solving as well as analytical and evaluation skills which allows you to come up with recommendations for the given business scenario.

If you are interested in the business environment and want to understand the many complex concepts of the business world, this is the course for you.

There are many different optional pathways available once you have studied Business & Economics, such as Management, Finance and Marketing degrees

Careers and Opportunities

Below are some examples of careers that Business & Economics can help you enter:

  • Business teacher
  • Economics teacher
  • Accountant
  • Marketing Representative
  • Recruitment
  • Banking
  • Business Management
  • Administration
  • Entrepreneur
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer