Key Stage 4 Curriculum Outline

For the KS4 curriculum, Business is delivered through vocational BTEC courses.

The new BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise will be studied by our Year 9 pupils.

This course offers you the opportunity to:

  • develop sector-specific knowledge and skills in a practical learning environment
  • develop key skills that prove learners’ aptitude in planning and carrying out an enterprise activity
  • develop communication skills
  • apply knowledge in practical ways

Topics covered include:

Component 1: Exploring Enterprises (Coursework)

Component 2: Planning for and Running an Enterprise (Coursework)

Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise (External Controlled Assessment)


The BTEC Level 1 / Level 2 Award in Business is delivered to our Year 10 and 11 pupils.

This course offers you the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of the business world
  • Investigate the part people play in the business world
  • Have an opportunity to apply learning in a practical and realistic way
  • Follow a programme of study that enables progression to further courses and employment in the business world
  • Develop Key Skills which are highly valued by employers and further education

Gain confidence by developing independent learning skills  

Topics covered include:

  • Enterprise in the Business World (Coursework)
  • Finance for Business (Exam)
  • Promoting a Brand (Coursework)
  • Principles of Customer Service (Coursework)  

The course offers you an introduction to the world of business with a high level ICT input, working in a near “paperless” environment.


Business Studies prepares pupils for all career or academic pathways.”
— Mrs Aspinall

Future Opportunities and Pathways Post 16

A Business qualification provides pupils with the opportunity to follow a range of pathways post 16.

In Business Studies, many past pupils have chosen to continue their studies in business related subjects at College, University and through apprenticeship courses.


Extra Curricular Opportunities

There are a variety of opportunities to engage in enterprise activities and challenges both within and external to the Academy, throughout the KS4 course.