Curriculum

Business Studies

Subject Overview

Business Studies is an interesting, relevant and popular subject at Hatch End High School.  Business Studies may be chosen as an option for GCSE and many students continue the subject into A-Level and at University.  We now also offer a vocational BTEC Level 3 Diploma at KS5.  Students’ examination results in Business Studies have been above the national average for many years and we endeavour to continue this trend.

For full details of the structure, content and assessment in Business Studies, please refer to the KS 4 and 5 Programmes of Study

Enrichment

The Business Studies Department organises an annual trip to the Coca Cola factory where students have the opportunity to learn about Marketing, Production or Human Resources in a real life setting.  We also invite guest speakers from local businesses to deliver talks on their role and expertise within business.  In addition, students in Year 11 are encouraged to join the ‘Student Investor Challenge’, which is an approved national on-line trading competition that keeps students inspired and motivated.  Our Year 12 students are encouraged to participate in Young Enterprise which gives them the opportunity to set up and run a company and compete with other schools at a local, regional and national level giving them team-working, presentation and entrepreneurial skills along the way.    Students are also encouraged to take part in other business competitions such as ‘The Subway Challenge’. 

Aims and Learning Outcomes

GCSE

  • Students will learn about the following topics:-
  • Spotting a Business Opportunity
  • Showing Enterprise
  • Putting a Business Idea into Practice
  • Making the Start-Up Effective
  • Understanding the Economic Context
  • Marketing
  • Meeting Customer Needs
  • Effective Financial Management
  • Effective People Management
  • The Wider World

AS

  • An Introduction to Business
  • Business Functions

A2

  • Marketing
  • Strategic Management

Facilities

We are resourced in a suite of rooms equipped with interactive whiteboards and supported by a well-stocked library.  One room incorporates a computer suite. 

Faculty Contacts

Mrs J Johnson Head of Department johnson@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mrs S Ali KS5 Co-ordinator ali@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr. P. Richards   richards@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr O Burton   burton@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Miss H Bridge   bridge@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Useful Links

www.tutor2u.net

www.businessstudiesonline.com

www.bbc.co.uk/gcsebitesize

www.businesscasestudies.co.uk

www.companieshouse.gov.uk

www.bized.co.uk

www.charity-commission.gov.uk

www.ft.com/home/uk

www.thetimes.co.uk

www.independent.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business