About the faculty
Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.
- Johan Snyders
- Subject leader for Business and ICT
- Ashley Catlin
- Assistant Head teacher and teacher of Business and ICT
- Samuel Dwamena
- Teacher of Business and ICT
- Charlene Gill
- Teacher of Business and ICT Head of Sixth form
The aim of the Business department
|GCSE Business Studies (OCR)||Course description||What you will study||How the course is assessed|
|More information here||You will cover a range of topics in relation to both small businesses and large businesses including starting a small business or the different type of business organisations, finance, marketing, people and operational management. These topics will be covered in lessons in preparation for the two examinations and a controlled assessment. You will also develop a range of skills including presentation, communication, problem solving and leadership.||You will be studying 3 units: A291 – Marketing and Enterprise A292 – Business and People A293 – Production, finance and the external business environment||A291 – Marketing and Enterprise assessed through a controlled assessment = 25% of the course A292 – Business and People assessed through a written examination (1 hour) = 25% of the course A293 – Production, finance and the external business environment – written examination (1h30min) = 50% of the course|
|Year 11 Applied Business (Edexcel)||Course Details||Overview of content for Investigating How Businesses Work Unit||Overview of content for Financial Records Unit|
|More information here
1. Investigating How Businesses Work *Unit code 5AB01
2. Financial Records *Unit code 5AB02
The unit contains three topics:
Overview of assessment
They then answer a number of set questions based on the content of the unit in relation to these selected businesses, using their research materials, under controlled conditions of a set duration.
Edexcel GCSE in Applied Business Specification – Issue 3 © Edexcel Limited 2010
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The unit contains four topics:
Overview of assessment
Year 13 Business (OCR Exam Board) More information here
Year 12 AS Business (Edexcel Exam Board) More information here
The Pearson Edexcel Level 3 GCE Advanced Subsidiary GCE in Business is
structured into two themes and consists of two externally examined papers.
Students are introduced to business through building knowledge of core business
concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding
of how businesses work.
Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to
the study of business, to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a
range of perspectives and to challenge assumptions.
What you will study
BTEC Business Extended Certificate More information here
The Extended Certificate is for learners who are interested in learning about the business sector alongside other fields of study, with a view to progressing to a wide range of higher education courses, not necessarily in business-related subjects. It is designed to be taken as part of a programme of study that includes other appropriate BTEC Nationals or A Levels
What you will study and how you will be assessed
Gifted and Talented
In BTEC Business all students are encouraged to attempt the higher grade tasks.
Students are regularly taken on trips to enhance the learning of this subject. These include:
- Warner Brothers Studios
- Harry Potter World
- Cadbury’s World – Birmingham
- Alton Towers
- Clothes Show
- Colchester Zoo
- Retail research trips
Students also have the opportunity to take part in Business Studies competitions. Our school is the current holders of the North Hertfordshire Business Enterprise Challenge cup organised and sponsored by North Herts College and Peter Jones (from Dragon’s Den)
For further details please do not hesitate to contact any member of staff in the department.