Overview of Key Stage 4 Curriculum
In taking IGCSE Business Studies, girls develop an understanding of international business practice. They actively engage in exploring the issues facing businesses in the 21st century. A course that relates to the ‘real world,’ girls will gain insightful knowledge of business functions and are encouraged to apply that knowledge to an ever-changing business environment.
A consideration of the different stakeholders in a business is essential and girls will gain an understanding of the importance of seeing business issues through different perspectives. Girls are encouraged to express their views in class discussions and will be expected to apply and develop their knowledge within written responses. The course involves numerical problem solving and the interpretation of data, graphs and charts. It is a course that is both relevant and develops key transferrable skills.
What makes the department unique from those at other schools?
We incorporate innovative approaches to teaching without losing academic rigour, resulting in excellent results. This modern approach to teaching prior to higher education is an exciting blend of theory, applied in the context of the real world, whilst developing a variety of skills that prepare students of any discipline for life beyond school.
Many of our girls who found they enjoyed the subjects have gone on to study business related topics at University level. Applications to read Economics at Oxbridge are common with the Economics and Management course at Oxford proving to be an excellent option. Other universities that attract frequent applications include LSE, Durham, Bristol, UCL and Warwick. Our termly visits and links with local businesses have proven to be a valuable link between theory and the business world and have allowed girls to benefit from work experience.