Business Studies

Lorna Smyth

Mrs. L. Smyth

Head of Department

Why should I take this course?
Business affects every area of your life, you use them every day and will eventually work in or run one of your own. Business studies provides you with the skills and knowledge to support your development into a range of different career paths. As a student of Business you will understand how a business begins as a small enterprise growing into a successful Multinational, deepening an understanding of the external business environment, considering the economic environment, as wells as how to manage a successful business. You will develop the skills to be an effective independent learner and reflective thinker with an enquiring mind.

What careers might this course lead to?
Studying business will provide the skills and knowledge needed to follow a variety of different career paths. Many students have studied A’ level Business and then progressed on to university to study a range of business degrees from Business Finance, Marketing, International Business, Business Management. Past students have included students working in International Marketing for Advertising Agencies, Business Law, Architecture, Accounting, Human Resource Management, Account Handlers, Product Development Managers and Teachers. Some students have gone to follow an apprenticeship programme within Banking and for Multinational companies.

Curriculum
Year 10 – Enterprise, marketing, operations management and finance.
Year 11 – Human resources and the external environment.