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The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

The Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School

Business Studies

The Business Studies Department at Cardinal Wiseman offers KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 10 AND 11) students GCSE Business Studies. Sixth Form students can choose from either A Level Business Studies or BTEC Level 3 Business.

"Innovation distinguishes between being a leader and a follower."

Steve Jobs, Apple


GCSE Business Studies

The specification is structured into two themes, taking students from how
entrepreneurs start businesses (Theme 1: Investigating Small Business) through to growing and global businesses (Theme 2: Building a Business). There are two equally weighted exam papers, focusing on each specification theme.

Theme 1 concentrates on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved
in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for students to
explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business.

Theme 2 examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It
focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow
a business, with an emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance
and human resources. It also considers the impact of the wider world on the
decisions a business makes as it grows.

Success and Achievement

Our results continue to be impressive at KEY STAGE 4 (YEARS 10 AND 11) with an outstanding achievement in 2016-2017 of 45% A*-A, 88% A*-C & 100% A*-G. We have a proven track record of success at KS4 and have enjoyed great results over many years.