Students follow the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies specification, the course comprises the following assessments:
Unit 1: Introduction to Small Business (25%) Multiple choice examination 45 minutes
Unit 2: Investigating Small Business (25%) Controlled assessment 12 hours
Unit 4: Business Communication (50%) Paper examination 90 minutes
All elements will be assessed during year 11.
During their time on the Business Studies course students will be offered the opportunity to take part in out of school visits to develop their wider understanding of the subject area. Current students have participated in trips to the following locations:
- Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- Manchester Christmas Markets
- Salford City College
Students will also take part in lectures by guest speakers and Enterprise Days to develop their entrepreneurial spirit.