Good business is the best art.

Andy Warhol


Business is first studied at GCSE level. Over the last year, students have been able to listen to a wide range of business speakers including marketing experts, accountants, business development managers from Google and ex-students who have launched their own businesses.

Last year, a group of business students attended an Enterprise project run by Arsenal Football club. At KS4, pupils have their first opportunity to pursue discreet specialist business courses. Business Studies in KS4 is a popular subject choice. Students study the excellent AQA GCSE Business course. Our main aim through this curriculum is to equip students with the skills needed to progress into employment, self- employment, further training and higher education according to their individual abilities, aptitudes and ambitions.  

Students experiences and achievements at KS4 provide an excellent platform for further study and achievement at KS5.

Subject Lead

Lambros Pastou  |  


Kansola Adewumi  | 

Jabed Miah  |    

Business Medium Term Plans

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Autumn term:

Unit 1 Business in the real world

        • Purpose and nature of business
        • Business ownership
        • Aims and objectives
        • Stakeholders
        • Location
        • Expanding and planning

Unit 2 Influences on business

  • Technology
  • Ethical and environmental considerations
  • Economic climate
  • Legislation
  • Globalisation and competitive environment

Spring term:

Unit 3 Business Operations

        • Production processes
        • The role of procurement
        • The concept of quality
        • Customer service

Summer term:

Unit 4 Human Resources

        • Organisational structures
        • Recruitment and selection of employees
        • Motivating employees
        • Training


Autumn term:

Unit 5 Marketing

        • Identifying and understanding customers
        • Segmentation
        • Market research
        • The Marketing Mix (Price, Product, Promotion, Place)
        • The integrated Marketing Mix

Spring term:

Unit 6 Finance

        • Sources of finance
        • Purpose and components of financial statements
        • Financial terms and calculations
        • Analysing the financial performance of a business

Summer term:
Revision and examinations


Suggested reading

      • The Financial Times, The Economist, The Guardian


      • BBC Bitesize, Seneca Learning


      • Bloomberg Business News, Reuters Business, BBC Business News


      • Rich Dad, Poor Dad
      • Sun Tzu: the art of war for managers
      • The power of many: Meg Whiteman and eBay
      • Alibaba: the house that Jack Ma built
      • Shoe Dog: a memoir by the creator of Nike
      • The Toyota way: 14 management principles
      • Made in America: the Walmart story
      • any other business-related book