Mrs Aspinall


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 and 10 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 pitching 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 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.

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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.