Business - KS4 only


The students say ...

“Taking Business at KS4 has allowed me to progress on to a Business course in sixth form. It has really opened my eyes as to how we as individuals are targeted to buy things and how world events have an impact on us all economically” Year 12 student

Careers linked to Business

  • Marketing
  • Finance and Investment
  • Accounting
  • Project management
  • Human resources
  • Running your own business

Degree Courses linked to Business

Degrees in a wide range of subject including those mentioned above, along a growing number of opportunities through the apprenticeship route.

In the business department at Woolwich Poly Girls, we aim to provide a curriculum that both inspires and develops students. With a wide range of relevant and challenging topics we feel that we prepare the girls for their futures in whatever role that may be.

The department is committed to developing strong, lifelong workplace skills and encouraging students to become curious and interested in the world. Ultimately, we want our students have a love of the business world, and aim to achieve this by encouraging students to explore the world beyond the boundaries of school.

At Woolwich Poly Girls we offer two courses: GCSE Business and Cambridge National in Enterprise and Marketing. Which one you will depend on whether your preferred learning style is for a course that is 100% examination or a course that is a combination of 50% examination and 50% coursework.

On both courses you will learn about the basics of business and entrepreneurship. Starting with ownership, funding, business planning continuing through to the launch and marketing of your product/service.

GCSE Business

Theme 1 Investigating small business

Theme 2  Building a business

Essential information

  • Edexcel
  • GCSE
  • Graded 9-1

Your final grade will be based on:

  • 100% exam
  • 2 x 1 ½ hour exam papers

CN Enterprise and Marketing

  1. Enterprise and Marketing concepts – Written exam
  2. Design a business proposal – Coursework
  3. Market and pitch s business proposal -Coursework

Essential information

  • OCR
  • Cambridge National
  • Graded L2 Distinction* - L1 Pass

Your final grade will be based on:

  • 50% exam
  • 50 % Coursework
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