The Business Studies department offers a fantastic vocational course for those who want to study Business in a more practical way. There is only one small online exam in the V Certificate, offering a coursework based approach to learning. Students study a variety of different topics and complete four units throughout Year 10 and Year 11. Students completing this course with a Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* will receive the equivalent A*- C GCSE grade.
Students learn invaluable skills whilst studying this course as many of the assignment require students to present their knowledge in a variety of ways such as presentations; group work; video & media; poster & leaflets etc. The course allows students to develop their communication, leadership and team working skills therefore building confidence within the subject.
Certain specialist areas which learners can explore are:
- Working in business teams
- Purpose of business & types of ownership
- Business aims and objectives
- Enterprise and business start ups