Business Studies is not available at key stage three. Pupils can undertake it in 4th form for GCSE or in lower sixth for AS and following into A2. Not undertaking the subject for GCSE does not restrict in any way a student choosing Business Studies as an A – Level option. The majority of students who choose this subject at A – Level do so as a first time option. Business Studies A – Level is numerically the largest department in the school. Results are of a high standard. For example over 93% of AS students last year gained grades A – C.
The aim of the department is to provide students with an in depth knowledge of business and its environment. Teaching of both GCSE and A – Level is based on the five core elements –
Business and its environment
Finance and accounting