Business Studies will open students up to the many businesses and companies' and their operations as they compete and co-exist in the world.  The dynamic nature of business will be explored and the importance of technology, particularly e-commerce and more recently m-commerce, will be explored in view of how it allows small businesses to have a larger customer base to compete more effectively with well-known global companies.  With increasing number of individuals starting-up their own business, students will be equipped with the fundamentals to run their own enterprise ranging from obtaining sources of finance to methods of expansion, albeit organically or inorganically.


Please click below for the full Business Studies Curriculum Map which outlines the content of Year 7-13 in more detail.  Also available is other useful information about the Business Studies department.

Business Studies Curriculum Narrative and Map

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Business Studies Curriculum Narrative and Map.

For full details of the structure and content, please refer to the Business Studies BTEC Curriculum Narrative and Map.

Business Studies Example Schemes of Learning

GCSE, AS Level and A Level Example Schemes of Learning

GCSE Example Scheme of Learning

AS Level Example Scheme of Learning

A Level Example Scheme of Learning

Staff Contacts

Staff Name Role Email
Ms J Johnson Head of Department johnson@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr P Richards Assistant Headteacher richards@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Miss G Grewal Coordinator of Business BTEC ggrewal@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr M Heffernan Teacher mheffernan@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr M Ammar Teacher MAmmar@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk
Mr L Cryer Teacher LCryer@hatchend.harrow.sch.uk



Business students will have opportunities to be involved in organising and running business activities as relevant to the topic being studies, eg Enterprise, may involve starting up a Bake Sale or participating in an event to raise money for a local charity. 

Visiting speakers from the world of business will be invited to speak to students, particularly in the area of finance.  Visits to places of interest are incorporated including the Bank of England and Wembley Stadium, as well as other in the capital.

Students will also have opportunities to sign up to various challenges that builds on theory and practice to enhance their learning and experience.


BTEC Students are encouraged to look beyond the classroom in their approach to the units on offer.  This will involve students taking on various roles, eg. Event organisers, consultants etc. and the use of visiting speakers as well as visits to fulfil the assessment objectives.  The course incorporates work experience which allows students to see first-hand how theory is put into practice.

Useful Links

  • Edexcel GCSE Business Exam Skills Practice Workbook – Extend. Publisher: Pearson. Author: Keith Hirst,Jonathan Shields. ISBN: 9781446900512
  • Edexcel GCSE Business: Introduction to Small Business. Publisher: Pearson. Author: Alain Anderton,Ian Gunn,Andrew Ashwin. ISBN: 9781846904967.
  • Edexcel GCSE Business: Building a Business. Publisher: Pearson. Author: Alain Anderton,Andrew Malcolm,Andrew Ashwin. ISBN: 9781846904974
  • REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Guide: Units 1, 3 & 5
  • REVISE Edexcel GCSE Business Revision Workbook, Units 1, 3 & 5
  • www.ebea.org.uk
  • www.bbc.co.uk
  • www.businessed.co.uk
  • www.s-cool.co.uk
  • www.tutor2u.com
  • BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 1 + Activebook
  • BTEC Nationals Business Student Book 2 + Activebook