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Welcome to the Business Studies Department!

We would like to warmly welcome you to our departmental page and share some insights into the courses on offer within both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. We hope that you find the information outlined on our page useful and informative.


Meet the staff

Miss N Bassett – Head of Department

Miss S McHugh – Teacher of Business Studies

Mrs S Scanlon – Teacher of Business Studies and Assistant Headteacher


Curriculum on offer within the Business Studies Department

Key stage 4

GCSE Business Studies - OCR Grades 9-1

Key Stage 5

A Level Business Studies – Edexcel

Diploma in Financial Studies - LIBF


Equipment required

For all courses on offer within the Business Studies department students will need access to black pen, pencils, ruler, rubber and a calculator.



Key Stage 4 – this is set by the class teacher once a fortnight and will take place via Seneca predominantly. Homework should last for 1 hour a fortnight and will match the schedule set by the school.

Key Stage 5 – again this is set by the class teacher(s) and will equate to 5 hours per week. This will be a range of tasks including completing past exam questions and Seneca tasks.

All homework will be recorded for students to access online. If a student does have an issue with their homework they must inform their class teacher prior to the lesson.



Key Stage 4

Students are provided with key terms for each topic to help them understand the terminology used in class as well as to support revision.

In Year 11 students will be provided with a revision guide which they are expected to bring to every lesson.


Key Stage 5

Students are provided with revision materials in lesson but it is also advisable for students to purchase revision guide for A Level Business. For those students undertaking the Diploma in Financial Studies resources are provided to students by the exam board.




Business Studies Curriculum Page

Curriculum Intent Statement - linked below

Learning Journeys - linked below