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Curriculum by year

Use the links below to view the Business Studies curriculum by year.

Year 10Year 11


At SFX our students think like an entrepreneur 

they understand how to analyse written and oral information regarding key components of a business, asking questions and thinking outside of the box. 


Recent research used to inform practices in Business Studies

  • Rosenshine’s principles
  • Diagnostic Questioning – Craig Barton
  • Kate Jones - Retrieval Practice 

Business Studies 

Business studies vision

GCSE Business Studies helps students to understand more about businesses in the real world.

The aim of our business curriculum is to enable students to develop as both commercially minded and enterprising individuals who are able to think critically, drawing on business information and statistics to make justified decisions. Business Studies will challenge and motivate our students to make the most of their god given talents and prepare them to make informed future career choices in a dynamic economy.

Following the National Curriculum for Business Studies we aim for our students to:

  • Understand the integrated impact of business activity on the wider world.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues.
  • Investigate and analyse business opportunities to construct well-structured balanced arguments.
  • Develop quantitative skills relevant to business studies.

Lessons are individually designed to meet and challenge the needs of all students and allows them to demonstrate our key gospel values of Courage, through learning new unfamiliar concepts, Compassion, by listening and respecting others opinions and Stewardship by considering how business can positively impact the world around us.


Whole school visions

Use the links below to view our whole school vision and curriculum vision. 

Whole school vision Whole school curriculum vision    


Curriculum team

  • Mrs S Hawkins - Teacher of Business Studies


KS4 courses 

  •  GCSE Business – AQA (8132)


Enrichment opportunities

In addition to the timetabled lessons the Business department enhances the curriculum through an Enterprise club which is offered to Key Stage 4 and the Money Challenge which is offered to all year groups.