The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.” 

Walt Disney

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Why do we study Business?

The business curriculum at Studley High School is intended to enrich students’ knowledge and understanding of contemporary business issues and of different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts. By doing this, students will develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.  The curriculum has been designed to incorporate a range of skills and knowledge that will support students in their development as young entrepreneurs, but will also run alongside other subjects in their development of understanding the world around them and to prepare them for life beyond school as citizens in the local community.

Business programme of study at Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

N/A Option to take as a GCSE subject

Business programme of study at Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Business is a GCSE option at Key Stage 4. This qualification equips learners with the skills and confidence to explore how different business situations affect business decisions. It is a well rounded introduction to the subject. The qualification will encourage learners to make informed choices about a wide range of further learning opportunities and career pathways as well as develop life skills that enable them to become financially and commercially aware. Students will develop an understanding of business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society. 

Homework expectations

Homework is an important aspect of our curriculum.  Not only does it offer the opportunity for students to consolidate their learning within lessons, it also offers a chance for them to enhance their understanding of key topics and fundamental skills outside of the classroom.  At Key Stage 4, students are expected to complete one piece of homework a fortnight, with at least 30 minutes spent completing each piece.

How can parents and guardians support at home?

Parents can support students at home by encouraging them to complete all homework tasks on time. Keeping up to date with Business related current affairs can also help students to apply their learning to the real world. You can also use the following websites to help students revise: 

At key times during the year students will be provided with further revision tasks and resources to help them to revisit topics and consolidate their understanding. This will help them prepare for class assessments and will be made available through the class Teams site. 

Extra-curricular opportunities

  • Dragons Den House Project