Departmental Information

The Business Studies teachers aim to create a relaxed yet productive working environment for students. By providing a varied yet balanced teaching approach that combines whole class activity with individual attention to pupils and teacher-led lessons with independent learning it is hoped that students can fulfil their potential in the subject. The intention is to provide students with good knowledge and understanding of the key principles and concepts underpinning Business Studies, and their applications; 

  • to provide students with the necessary skills to apply relevant principles to processes, institutions, problems and policy debates;
  • to develop the students’ ability to communicate accurately and effectively in using knowledge and ideas in verbal, numerical, written, diagrammatic and graphical ways;
  • to encourage students to think critically about the value and limitations of Business Studies in the real world.

Business Studies is available as an option subject at AS and A Level. Business Studies lessons are taught in the Humanities Faculty Area, using the Economics Department’s three well-equipped classrooms and the Humanities Faculty IT room. Students are provided with a wide range of up-to-date textbooks and other resources to assist their learning.

Business Studies is taught by four enthusiastic, experienced graduate economists who teach the subject to both levels. They form a well-motivated team, sharing ideas and resources in the best interests of the students. The Young Enterprise Scheme, which is open to all students in the Lower Sixth, provides an opportunity to put the ideas learned in the classroom into practice.