We all interact with Business every day. A good understanding of how Business works is therefore essential for life in modern Britain.
Locally, a lower-than-average proportion of adults are self-employed. Higher levels of 'Business literacy' are therefore a priority for our city.
These two drivers – preparation for everyday life and for future employment – lead us to a curriculum that is rich in a wide variety of real-life examples, that reflects the constant changes in the Business world, and that stimulates engagement with our subject outside the classroom (eg through current affairs) too. Given our place in the options system, we ensure each Key Stage's curriculum is a self-contained unit of study too.
Additionally, our Year 9 curriculum is designed to give students a taste of our subject before their GCSE choices, and (more importantly) to give them an insight into how Business affects our daily lives in an engaging way even after they may have decided to drop our subject.
As part of a whole-school curriculum, we value and exploit any links between Business and other subjects (eg Maths, and accountancy skills).