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St Clement's

High School

Business Studies

Business Studies Department

The business studies department is relatively new and has seen its first cohort of students complete Year 11 in 2017. The department aims to give students the knowledge and skills needed to work in a business environment, promote a business and set up a business. The skills the students gain can be transferred to many different industries and improves their employability across all sectors.

The Course

Students can choose to study BTEC Business Studies from Year 9 if they want to learn more about business today. Throughout Key Stage 4 they will receive 300 minutes of Business Studies lessons per fortnight. The course is coursework based which gives the students the opportunity to study independently and gain in depth knowledge of areas that interest them. They will sit the exam, which is worth 25% of their grade, in Year 10 which lightens their exam load in Year 11.

In Year 9 students study an introductory course focussing on business administration which gives them skills in letter and CV writing and dealing with customers.

In Year 10 and Year 11 they will study for an Edexcel BTEC in Business Studies. This is equivalent to 1 GCSE and consists of coursework worth 75% and an exam worth 25%.

Unit Name

Assessment Method

Unit 1 – Enterprise in the Business World


Unit 2 – Finance for Business


Unit 5 – Promoting a Brand


Unit 7 – Principles of Customer Service