Business Studies Department

E McCabrey (HOD)

S Coulter (Travel and Tourism Co-Ordinator)

G Glover

M McCabe

C Quinn

W Halliday

 

Aims of Department

To develop and equip students with skills and a greater understanding of the business environment to facilitate their progression into further education or the world of employment.

To enable each student to fulfil their potential and increase their self -esteem and confidence through the use of role plays, presentations, business enterprise and industrial visits/guest speakers and other department events.

To provide students with the opportunity to gain experience in using a wide range of software packages and other business equipment through a range of vocational and non-vocational courses.

The department has to date sustained excellent results in GCE Applied Business, Occupational Studies and BTEC Business.  This year’s results are:

GCE Applied Business                                               100%  A-C

Occupational Studies                                                100% A-C

BTEC Business                                                            100% A-C equivalent

 

Key Stage 4 Pathway

CCEA GCE APPLIED BUSINESS

6 units over two years, four of which are assignment based and internally assessed (two-thirds of course) plus two externally assessed exam units (one third of course)

EDEXCEL BTEC LEVEL 3 TRAVEL AND TOURISM

6 units over two years, all of which are assignment based and internally assessed.  Each unit carries the same weighting.

Homework

GCE APPLIED BUSINESS – once a week per unit – assignment write ups

GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES – once a week – written, research or learning

GCSE BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS – once fortnight – research

BTEC BUSINESS – once a week – Finance homework

GCE APPLIED BUSINESS – once a week per unit – assignment write ups
GCSE BUSINESS STUDIES – once a week – written, research or learning