Business Studies

Business Studies Reading List

Edexcel GCSE



A Level Business


Business Studies is an exciting and dynamic subject which relates to the real world of business and the community at large. Students are encouraged to engage in the study of business helping them develop and apply their knowledge, understanding and skills to contemporary issues in a range of local, national and global contexts with a vocational focus to develop understanding.

At KS4 we offer GCSE Business and BTEC Level 2 Business.  


At KS5 provision is strong as we offer progression via the Business Studies A level alongside the BTEC L3 National.

We have a positive relationship with our students and this is no doubt reflected in our results. Vocational courses have added to the richness of our department and have enabled many students to go on to universities with great success.

After studying business, it opens up opportunities in a huge variety of business areas including; finance, marketing, law, human resources, strategic management, economics and the list goes on.

Business Studies department offers Work skills BTEC Level 1 and 2

We aim to develop and engage students to identify their own skills, talents and strengths.  To prepare them for a successful and enriched future, where they can work and contribute to society around them irrespective of their starting point.

The BTEC Workskills qualification offers students a flexible programme of study to improve their understanding and application of employability skills. These qualifications have been developed to ensure that the knowledge, skills and understanding they provide are relevant, current and useful for students and potential employers. 

Students have the opportunity to follow a flexible course and achieve a nationally recognised Level 1 or Level 2 vocationally-related qualification.  Students have the opportunity to select from a comprehensive list of units of work (please refer to the Pearson website for details on the units of work


On completion of one of these qualification, students have the opportunity to progress to related general and/or vocational qualifications, or employment in a particular vocational sector.

The BTEC Workskills qualification is available in Award, Certificate, Extended Certificate and Diploma sizes.