Business

Business

 AIMS

We aim to bring the world of business to life through lessons that contain lots of interactive activities and opportunities to practice and improve key skills. We place a strong emphasis on each pupil and student performing to their best academically whatever their starting point.

CURRICULUM

Both the GCSE and A level courses use the Eduqas specifications. 

Y9 (GCSE): Pupils cover the following modules:

  • Business Activity
  • Operations

Y10 (GCSE): Pupils cover the following modules:

  • Marketing
  • Human Resources

Y11 (GCSE): Pupils cover the following modules:

  • Finance
  • External Influences

More detailed information about the content of the GCSE course can be found by clicking on the links below:

GCSE: https://www.eduqas.co.uk/qualifications/business-gcse/#tab_overview

FACILITIES & RESOURCES

All students have access to the following to help them excel on this course:

  • Textbooks and revision guides
  • Class resources are specifically written for QEGS students that are tailored to the course
  • Past paperwork books and revision activities to aid with independent study
  • Online activities delivered through our Google Classroom virtual learning environment

TRIPS & VISITS

In the past we have visited London’s financial district, The Shard, The Bank of England, The London School of Economics, The Houses of Parliament, Manchester University and had guest lectures from Financial Advisors and Human Resource specialists.

EXTRA-CURRICULUM

Most years we take part in the Student Investor Challenge where students invest £100k of virtual money onto the London Stock Exchange. We also run clinics to help pupils and students who require additional help.

For more information contact:

Ms. K Walmsley
Joint Head of Humanities (Business and Economics)

kwalmsley@qegsblackburn.com