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Business Studies

Aims for the Department

  • To continue to gain excellent outcomes for students studying Business
  • To encourage students to embed entrepreneurial thinking into their work
  • To provide students with the study skills required to work independently

Interactive Learning

All classrooms have either interactive whiteboards and projectors or touchscreen TVs; this helps our teaching staff to engage the students with modern technology in the learning process.

Students also have access to a computer suite.

Business Studies Curriculum Plan

Year Group

Curriculum overview


Year 10

During Year 10, students will complete the written element of their qualification.

Unit R065: In this unit, learners will design a product proposal to meet a business challenge scenario. Learners will be able to identify a customer profile for their own product design, develop market research tools and use these to complete market research for their product.

Unit R066: In this unit, learners will be able to pitch their product proposal to an external audience after completing a practice pitch, and complete a review of both their pitching skills and product proposal, using their learning from this qualification, self-assessment and feedback generated.

R065 (worth 25% of the final qualification)

R066 (worth 25% of the final qualification)

Year 11

During Year 11, students will study the required elements of their final exam.

Unit R064: In this unit, learners will understand the main activities that will need to happen to support a start-up business and what the key factors are to consider when starting up a business.

Learners will understand how and why customer segmentation is used and how to target a customer market. They will also develop an understanding of how to attract and retain customers, the techniques to use when developing products and how to investigate what makes a product viable.

R064 (worth 50% of the final qualification)

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