- Matthew Reid (Head of Business Studies, PSHE & Careers),
Faculty Mission Statement/ Aims:
The Faculty aims to develop students’ skills, knowledge and understanding of the World we live in. Through the study of major events both natural and human, world religions and important life skills the faculty aim to produce an effective citizen for the ever changing world we inhabit.
The Faculty have a focus on developing teaching and learning so students are motivated and enthusiastic about coming to their humanities lessons. This focus aims to equip the students with the skills to become lifelong learners.
Courses on offer:
Edexcel GCSE Applied Business
During the course you will investigate actual businesses and gain an understanding of business finance. It is ‘applied’ because you use what you learn to understand the businesses you investigate. You will:
- learn about and understand the world of business
- develop skills in the financial aspects of business
- carry out research, both within and away from the classroom
- learn how to work in a team with other members of the class
- learn through investigation in addition to listening and reading.
Unit 1 (Controlled Assessment 60%)
This unit is an investigation into what business enterprise is all about, including how businesses are organised and how people are involved. It also looks at new issues such as ‘ethical’ and ‘green’ business. You will focus on one local and one national or international business.
Unit 2 (Examination 40%)
This unit focuses on how businesses record financial transactions, make payments and keep records of how they are doing. You will learn about balance sheets, profit and loss accounts and how to use these to understand business performance in a practical context.
Edexcel BTEC First Business
BTEC First Business has been designed for use in schools and the workplace as an introductory level 2 course for learners wanting to study in the context of a vocational sector. The knowledge, understanding and skills learnt in studying a BTEC First Business will aid progression to further study and prepare learners to enter the workplace in due course.
Units cover a wide range of business aspects, from business structure and basic finance to customer service and the impact of good customer relations on business performance.
The faculty aims to set homework for all year groups approximately once per fortnight. This will include a range of tasks designed to suit different student needs. The faculty will sometimes set extended pieces of homework (projects) to be completed over a number of weeks. At Key stage 4 (Years 10 & 11) students will be given more homework in the run up to assessments. This will normally be the form of exam questions to be completed at home to assess knowledge and understanding. As a rule, homework will not be set by the faculty to be completed for the next day as this does not allow students the opportunity to seek help and support from their teacher. It is the students’ responsibility to seek help from the teacher if they cannot finish a task set for homework. Students who are absent from a lesson should speak with their humanities teacher to complete the work missed including any homework set. Students should not arrive to humanities lessons without their homework. However, we do understand that we can all forget thing sometimes and the faculty will allow students to hand in homework the next day if it is forgotten or not of a high enough standard, but a detention will be given if this is not done. Parents will be informed if homework becomes an issue and your support will be welcomed.
Students will arrive to Business Studies lessons ready to learn. This means they will be fully equipped, ready to contribute, listen to others, respect each other points of view even if they are different to your own, follow instructions and guidance given by the teacher, get involved in the lesson and enjoy it.
These websites are extremely useful and cover all of the key aspects of business on both courses
- Matthew Reid – firstname.lastname@example.org