Business Studies Department
Business Studies can give you knowledge and skills that will help you in any future career.
Some careers ideas that could follow from Business Studies include:
- advertising account manager, brand manager, business analyst and business adviser
- entrepreneur, estimator, administrator, human resources officer, manager and payroll clerk
Meet the department
- Mrs Forster-Simmons – Subject Leader of Business Studies
- Mr Campbell – Teacher of Business Studies
GCSE Business Studies Exam Results
Business Studies at St Richard’s regularly performs above the national average.
84% 9-4 in 2022 (against national results of 75%).
The following topics are currently taught during Business Studies with an emphasis on starting a small business in Year 10 and looking at larger businesses in Year 11.
Business Studies is taught in a range of styles where pupils will be expected to learn through theory work, group projects, pupil presentations and research.
Pupils will be assessed through two exams. Both exams are 90 minutes and will comprise of multiple choice, short and extended answer, data response and scenario-based questions with a total of 90 marks. Paper 1 will focus on the Year 10 content and paper 2 will focus on Year 11 content, both exams are taken at the end of Year 11.
The majority of homework will be completing exam style questions coupled with creating revision resources. The exam-based questions will be marked with a GCSE grade and other homework will be marked for effort.
Assessment in Business Studies
At KS4, pupils are set an aspirational target grade based on Fischer Family Trust and our own internal assessment data. Pupils are expected to achieve this grade and will be supported to do so. Past paper questions are marked according to exam board mark schemes. Pupils will take an exam style test at the end of each unit.