Business Studies

Curriculum Intent

Business Studies at Hedingham School and Sixth Form aims to inspire students to understand the importance of enterprise and the nature of the business world. Students will leave the classroom enriched with a broad and balanced perspective of business, as well as an inspiration for success and a passionate to work hard in the community. Throughout the Business curriculum, students will take a journey that develops their knowledge and skills to evaluate the dynamics of a business. This will lead to an outcome where students enjoy their learning to make good progress by applying the knowledge and skills to the subject as well as events faced in their everyday pathways.

Our Business curriculum enables students to have the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen.  Students at Hedingham School and Sixth Form will be aware of the impact of business in the real world through exploring a range of diverse case studies on local, national and global businesses. Students will come to appreciate a wide view of how businesses operate in a multicultural society which will open their views to the evolving nature of enterprise in the modern world. The curriculum delivers a platform of business theory, scaffolded at each key stage, allowing students to develop their interest in the subject further.

Hedingham School and Sixth Form students will have the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen in class activities, presentations and enrichment projects, in addition to external enrichment.  Teaching will provide opportunities to develop confident students with high expectations who can be creative, resilient and be skilled for the globalised workplace. Business studies allows students to develop an excellent variety of skills to achieve lifelong learning.

In Years 10 and 11, a keen focus is placed on developing the student to be critical and have the confidence to apply knowledge to real business context by weighing up the evidence or data. The students are inspired to be increasingly responsible for their learning, through home learning and class activities which allows the development of a diverse range of skills which they can use further in their careers.

At Sixth Form the emphasis is shifted onto the independence and organisational skills which will be required in the future, whether for further study or employment. Students are encouraged to make well informed decisions based on the business or economic strategies they have learnt. We encourage the student to take on wider reading and an approach of autonomy for learning about the diverse economies in the world and changing business world. It develops an analytical, rigorous and critical approach to the decision-making process for a business student, the student captures a skill set which can be used in the workplace or university.