Mr C Gough – Curriculum Leader ICT & BS
Miss C Bielby – Deputy Head Teacher
Mr A Curran – Teacher of ICT
Business Studies exists to facilitate an awareness of the commercial world. The subject seeks to provide young people with a knowledge of enterprise and spark entrepreneurial talents. Leaners will investigate local, national and international business organisations. The courses offered at Corpus Christi Catholic College offer opportunity for progression and further specialism in a range of business related areas.
GCSE Business Studies
This course features 3 units of work which cover the full range of business organisations in terms of their ownership, size, aims & objectives. Learners will study the key functional areas of Marketing, Finance & Accountancy, Human Resources and Production. The course is assessed by 2 examined units and a Controlled Assessment which involves an investigation into a local business.
|Unit 2||Growing as a Business||37.50%||Year 11|
|Unit 1||Setting up a Business||37.50%||Year 10|
|Unit 3||Investigating Businesses||25%||Year 10|
GCSE Business Communication Systems
Where Business Studies meets ICT. This course explores how ICT can be used to support the activities of a Business. This course is firmly focussed on the workplace and the inner workings and systems of a business organisation. It will explore aspects such as data management and manipulation, communication systems, workplace organisation and e-commerce. The course is assessed by 2 examined units and a Controlled Assessment.
|Unit 8||ICT Systems in Business||37.50%||Year 10|
|Unit 10||Using ICT Systems in Business||25%||Year 10|
|Unit 9||Growing as a Business||37.50%||Year 11|
Each year students participate in the Pro-Share Student Investor competition which involves competing with other students, and teachers from around the UK to invest virtual money on the stock exchange.
Recent Visits to support learning have taken place to
- HSBC Direct, Leeds
- Coca Cola Enterprises
- The Milk Bar, Hebden Bridge
- Thorpe Park Hotel & Spa, Colton
- Barclays Bank – Money Skills