Business Studies

Head of Faculty: Mrs S Wiltshire
Level of teaching: KS4 and KS5 at The New Sixth

For further information about this course, please email the Head of Faculty, Mrs S Wiltshire
or telephone her on 01225 312661.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Students are offered the opportunity to study the subject in-depth through our Business Studies courses. Students are encouraged to acquire ethical, commercial awareness, to develop a natural curiosity for the business world around us and how this effects our everyday lives.

Course Code: GCSE Business Studies AQA 4133
Exam Board Specification:

Year 10

Terms 1 & 2
Starting a business
Business Structures

Terms 3 & 4

Terms 5 & 6
Consumer Law
Employment Law

Year 11

Terms 1 & 2
Production Methods

Terms 3 & 4
Controlled Assessment


Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

Course Code: A Level Business Studies AQA 7132
Exam Board Specification:

Students who take this course:
Students will need a Grade 5 in both Maths and English and a genuine interest in the business world and how it works. Previous study of business is not a requirement.

AS and A Level Course Aims:
This course has been designed to provide students with a critical understanding of organisations and their ability to meet society’s needs and wants and help them to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives. Students will be made aware of the ethical dilemmas and responsibilities faced by organisations and individuals will acquire skills in decision making, problem solving, critical analysis and data analysis.

For more information on this A Level course, the subject requirements and specification, click here.

Enrichment and Links:
Bee Business Bee videos on Youtube