Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. Napoleon Hill
We believe Business Studies and education is about allowing students to explore and understand what happens in society today in the world of commerce. We encourage students to explore enterprise and the business world through dynamic and innovative teaching methods.
What you can expect studying Business at Tarporley High School and Sixth Form College
This course is designed for students who wish to explore the concept of businesses in real life situations. The course encourages a practical approach to businesses in society and allows students to develop their understanding of the role of the entrepreneur in society. Business Studies allows students to investigate the procedure involved in setting up their own business in any context. The subject also enables students to develop their understanding of an organisation which many find assists with their transition into employment. In Year 13, students investigate the concept of Business strategy and the factors affecting a Business, both internally and externally.
Key Stage 4 – GCSE Curriculum
At KS4, all the cohort currently study the EDEXCEL GCSE Business Studies course. This course covers a wide range of Business concepts including types of businesses, finance, marketing, human resource management and the wider world affecting Business Studies.
How we assess at KS4
Students are assessed via two external examinations at the end of Year 11. 25% of the course is a multiple choice examination for 45 minutes based on an Introduction to Small Businesses. 50% of the course is in examined in a 90 minute written examination on the Wider World of Business.
The remaining 25% of the course is assessed by controlled assessment.
At KS4 to track and monitor progress, students are issued with ‘progress books’, where all exam practice and reflection following assessments is stored. This provides a comprehensive overview of a students’ journey through the GCSE components, and the important skills and exam techniques that are being acquired along the way.
At Key Stage 3 we invite students to attend extra-curricular clubs to learn about enterprise and take part in a range of local and national competitions. At Key Stage 4 students are invited to participate in the IFS Student investor competition and Peter Jones’ Business Tycoon competition. A range of visits take place to see Business in action outside of the school environment.