Business Studies

Business studies unpacks the components of a successful firm to reveal how companies can reach the top of their industry.

Business is front page news. The way companies operate is under greater scrutiny than ever before, while TV programmes such as The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den have raised the profile of business to a new generation. The Business Studies A level course looks at the four main areas of marketing, human resources, operations management and finance. Real life examples are used to illustrate the theory.

We teach in an interactive way with students frequently watching YouTube clips and carrying out independent research. The department equips students with the skills and resources they require to flourish at A level study and beyond. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own work and develop a critical approach to theory, with the full support of their teacher and the wide range of resources available to them.

Business Studies can be chosen in conjunction with any other combination of subjects.

All girls take part in a student investor share trading challenge, where teams of four invest a virtual £100,000 in a set of stocks with a chance of winning cash prizes and a trip to New York.