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Business Studies

Business Studies explores how a business is run, the decision-making that is done within an organisation and how it is affected by external influences like changes in the economy or government policy. 

Students will get the chance to examine real businesses and develop a toolset to analyse and evaluate real problems.  Students acquire knowledge and skills that could be used to set up their own businesses or participate in further study at A-level and degree level.

Aims Of The Subject

● Know and understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and 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.

Staff Contacts

Mrs D Rawlings, Head of Business, drawlings@srwa.woodard.co.uk

Enrichment

Keystage 4:  Shares competition - choosing shares from the UK Stock Market.  The highest change in share price is the winner!

Keystage 5: Young Enterprise - year 12's set up their own businesses and compete against other schools in Sussex for Best Company.

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