Within the academy we strive to create a learning environment, curriculum, experiences and relationships in which all individuals can find expression, be nourished and developed. The academy commits itself to creating an environment for everyone that is characterised by our core values of Truth, Justice, Forgiveness, Generosity and Respect. In this area of the curriculum the students will prepare for the world of work by investigating the following areas:


  • Personal skill
  • Personal finance
  • Digital citizenship
  • Basic software skills
  • How to operate Google

Enterprise skills:

  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Creativity
  • Negotiating & understanding
  • Self motivation and risk management


  • Answer any questions the students may have regarding any of the topics mentioned above
  • Help with homework tasks when they are set
  • Encouraging discussions
  • Promote awareness of current affairs and the impact it could have on them

Business KS4


AQA GCSE Business

Curriculum Progress Leader: Mr Kock

GCSE 9-1 2 exams

Paper 1: Influences of operations and HRM on business activity (50%)   1 hour 45 minute written exam

Paper 2: Influences of marketing and finance on business activity (50%)   1 hour 45 minute written exam

Links to further information:

Business and GCSE Business

Students will follow a three year AQA GCSE (9-1). It is an up to date and engaging qualification that is relevant to the world of business today.

Students apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts. Students develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour. Students will apply their knowledge and understanding to business decision making including:

  • the interdependent nature of business activity, influences on business, business operations, finance, marketing and human resources, and how these interdependencies underpin business decision making
  • how different business contexts affect business decisions
  • the use and limitation of quantitative and qualitative data in making business decisions

This specification requires students to draw on the knowledge and understanding to:

  • use business terminology to identify and explain business activity
  • apply business concepts to familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • develop problem solving and decision making skills relevant to business
  • investigate, analyse and evaluate business opportunities and issues
  • make justified decisions using both qualitative and quantitative data including its selection, interpretation, analysis and evaluation, and the application of appropriate quantitative skills


  • Ensuring students have a study time table and that they stick to it
  • Students should spend at least 1 hour a week revising the work completed in class
  • Follow tsla_business twitter feed for current news articles covering the different areas of the curriculum. Allow the students to read these articles and have discussions about what was read and the impact it may have
  • Follow student progress on the business website (the students have access to this)