Subject Leader: Mr D Lewis
The Business Education department has been judged as a good department with some outstanding features.
They are an enthusiastic and dedicated team who have a real passion for their subjects and are striving to develop outstanding provision. The subject leader is supported by other members of the team who have specific responsibilities for KS4 Business, A Level Economics, CTEC Business and BTEC Travel and Tourism.
The department offers a range of subjects:
· GCSE Business
· A Levels in Business, Economics and Accounting
· CTEC Level 3 Business and BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism
Teaching in the Business Studies department is a mixture of good and outstanding. Students are positive about their learning and enjoy the subject.
Lessons are well planned and structured and resourced with lots of case studies and real-life examples to enable students to understand the topics better. There is a wealth of exam experience within the department which is invaluable to the students.
The behaviour in lessons is very good with purposeful and positive working environments created.
Marking and feedback has been a real focus and students are given purposeful and effective written and oral feedback about how they can improve across the department.
At Key Stage 4
To be updated
At Key Stage 5
To be updated
Students’ Views and Attitudes
Students enjoy the subject and feel that it is useful. They like the real-life aspects of the case studies and are motivated by exploring issues they know about. Students are positive about their lessons and are very positive about their relationships with their teachers.
Enrichment and Intervention
The department runs a number of clinics for students that have proven popular and useful. Students have enjoyed the benefits of these clinics in their internal assessments and in their external examinations.
The department has introduced the 10X Challenge, which has been popular and has seen KS4 students successfully run business enterprise activities at the school.
Business education is a very popular subject for students to take at degree level with large numbers of students selecting one of many business related courses.
To continue to ensure consistency of provision across all areas of the department.
To ensure that KS4 and KS5 results continue to indicate good and outstanding progress.
To continue to ensure that there is support for all students to progress.