Business Studies

Curriculum Information about Business Studies at King James I Academy

Teaching Staff

  • Mrs K Lobb (Director of Learning)
  • Mr D Shearer (Head of Sixth Form, Assistant Head Teacher)
  • Miss J Thornton

Department Information

Business Studies is a well-established and successful department within the academy. In Key Stage 4, the NQF BTEC Business 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