Business studies

Business at Burlington Danes provides students with both a practical and theoretical understanding of the world of business. By the end of their study at the academy, students will have acquired strong communication and organisation skills, and will have an in-depth knowledge of how a range of businesses function on a national and international scale. They will be well prepared to study business at college or university. 

KEY STAGE 4 GCSE 1-9 AQA BUSINESS STUDIES 

YEAR 10 

  • Half Term 1: Business in the real world 
  • Half Term 2: Influences on business 
  • Half Term 3: Business operations 
  • Half Term 4: Human resources 
  • Half Term 5: Revision 
  • Half Term 6: Preparation for year 11 

YEAR 11 

  • Half Term 1: Business in the real world 
  • Half Term 2: Influences on business 
  • Half Term 3: Marketing 
  • Half Term 4: Finance  
SIXTH FORM AQA A-LEVEL BUSINESS  

YEAR 12 

  • Half Term 1: What is business? 
  • Half Term 2: Decision making to improve marketing performance 
  • Half Term 3: Decision making to improve financial performance 
  • Half Term 4: Finance, Decision making to improve human resource performance  
  • Half Term 5: Decision making to improve operational performance 
  • Half Term 6: Revision  

YEAR 13 

  • Half Term 1: Analysing the strategic position of a business 
  • Half Term 2: Choosing strategic direction 
  • Half Term 3: Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies 
  • Half Term 4: Managing strategic change 
  • Half Term 5: Revision  
SIXTH FORM – PROFESSIONAL PATHWAYS BTEC IN BUSINESS 

We also offer the level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in business course – otherwise known as Professional Pathways. This consists of completing 13 units which is the equivalent of achieving three grades at A-Level. 4 of the units are exam based and are done over two years. We have great links with international businesses such as Capgemini/KPMG/Lloyd’s bank/EY.