Business Studies

Business Studies Teachers

  • Mr K Norris (Subject Leader)
  • Mr M Cox
  • Mr T Woodcock

A vision for Business

Students at Richard Challoner study Business to engage with the world of business through the context of current business developments and real business situations.

You'll learn how management, leadership and decision-making can improve performance in marketing, operational, financial and human resources.

You’ll gain an understanding of the world of work and different career areas.

Business Studies: Key Stage 4

Exam Board: AQA

Course: Business Studies GCSE

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BUSINESS STUDIES (APPLIED): A Level

Exam Board: Edexcel

Subject Leader: Mr K Norris

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Course Content:

Students of this course should study business in a variety of contexts (eg large/small, UK focused/global, service/manufacturing) and consider:

  • the importance of the context of business in relation to decision making
  • the interrelated nature of business activities and how they affect competitiveness
  • the competitive environment and the markets in which businesses operate
  • the influences on functional decisions and plans including ethical and environmental issues
  • the factors that might determine whether a decision is successful eg the quality of data and the degree of uncertainty
  • how technology is changing the way decisions are made and how businesses operate and compete
  • the impact on stakeholders of functional decisions and their response to such decisions
  • use of non-quantitative and quantitative data in decision making (including the interpretation of index numbers and calculations such as ratios and percentages).