Throughout the Business Key Stage 4 and 5 courses, students are prepared with the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to prepare for employment or higher education.  The course gives learners the opportunity to gain a broad understanding of business concepts and the industry.  The courses support students progressing onto level 3 courses, apprenticeships, university and their careers. 

The courses aims to:

  • Give students knowledge and understanding of business concepts and terminology and understanding of the impact of business on individuals and wider society
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts 
  • Develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems
  • Develop as effective and independent students, and as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds
  • Use an enquiring, critical approach to make informed judgements
  • Investigate and analyse real business opportunities and issues to construct well-argued, well-evidenced, balanced and structured arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of business
  • Develop and apply quantitative skills relevant to business, including using and interpreting data.

Throughout our courses, local business examples are used. We have many small businesses in the local area who the students know well and we use these as examples during delivery of our theory. Students' part time jobs are also referenced to enhance their understanding. The local area is renowned for tourism and these examples are used as well as Sellafield Ltd, one of the largest employers in the area.

Guest Speakers are invited into lessons to help students understand the relevance of the theory we teach in the classroom. If you would be interested in coming into one of our lesson, please email

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