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Business Studies

Curriculum Information about Business Studies at King James I Academy

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs K Lobb (Director of Learning)
  • Mr D Shearer
  • Miss J Thornton
  • Mr D Longstaff (Deputy Headteacher)


Curriculum Intent in Business Studies

This subject contributes to the whole school curriculum intent by:-

  • Developing independent learning and research skills through independent completion of coursework
  • Applying numeracy concepts through teaching business finance and producing financial documents
  • Exposing students to a wide range of business organisations, expanding their knowledge of the business environment
  • Developing students' understanding of their contribution to the economy as both consumers and employees and how they can positively contribute to the success of the country’s economy
  • Giving students a comprehension of social and environmental responsibility through teaching business ethics and considering equal opportunities



Department Information

Business Studies is a well-established and successful department within the academy. In Key Stage 4, the BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise programme is offered to students. In 6th form, students can choose the BTEC National programme, or AS/A2 programmes, meaning that vocational and academic options are available to all students.

The department has a history of success, both academically and in preparing students for life in the workplace. Teachers within the department provide innovative teaching and learning experiences which motivate and inspire students.

All businesses need enterprising employees to drive their organisations forward, to have ideas and initiatives to instigate growth, and to ensure that businesses survive in this fast-changing world. Enterprise is a key government focus, and is set to form an important part of the UK’s global economic status, both now and in the future. Enterprise skills provide a fantastic progression pathway into a number of roles in an organisation, and are transferable into all businesses.


Key Stage 4


Year 10

The BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise is designed to give students an engaging introduction to the world of business and an understanding and appreciation of the broad range of topics within business. Learners complete three units which cover the essential knowledge and skills required in the business sector. Two units are completed in year 10 and one unit is completed in year 11. The course is assessed through a combination of coursework and external assessment.

Year 11

In year 11, learners continue the BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise and complete the final unit required to complete the qualification.

Year 10

Year 11

Exploring Enterprises

Promotion and Finance for Enterprise

Planning and Running an Enterprise




Learning Journeys

Year 10 Learning Journey - Business Tech Award - Y10.pdf
Year 11 Learning Journey - Business Tech Award - Y11.pdf