Welcome to Applied Business Studies!
This is a new, fast-growing and highly successful subject. Results have improved dramatically year-on-year:
- 2009 69% A* - C
- 2010 91% A* - C
- 2011 93% A* - C, with 48% gaining As and A*s
As the name suggests Applied Business Studies is not just about learning the theory of how businesses develop and work; our course enables pupils to then apply that knowledge to one or more real businesses, either national or local. Doing this enables them to develop analytical and evaluation skills, as well as gaining the confidence to question business ideas and put their own views forward. In Year 11 pupils study Ethics in Business, investigating the ethical policies and activities of several large companies. Then they get to start up their own business!
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO NEW GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES ALL BUSINESS STUDIES COURSES NOW BEING OFFERED ARE SINGLE AWARDS
Trips and Speakers
To help understand elements of successful businesses, we have several guest speakers and go on at least 2 trips.