Business studies

Business Studies

Faculty of Computing & Business


Mrs S Pitcher - Head of Business Studies 

Mrs K McGloin - Head of Computing



Business is one of the most important forces in the modern day world. It touches everyone's life with most people working in or for a business in some capacity. A problem solving approach is at the core of teaching and learning in Business Studies and pupils are encouraged to form opinions based on evidence they have accumulated.


Our aim is to provide an engaging and stimulating introduction to the business world which will allow pupils to:

  • Develop an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Develop the skills to become independent thinkers and to be active participants in the world of work.

KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020

Years 9, 10 & 11

Pupils who have chosen Business Studies at St Peter's follow the Edexcel GCSE in Business Studies course. The course consists of 2 Themes, each of which contains of 5 topics, and aims to build pupil's business knowledge, understanding and skills. In Year 9 pupils focus on Theme 1 - how to set up and run a small business. This involves exploring enterprise skills, marketing and finance.


Assessment takes place at the end of the course: Each Theme is externally assessed by a written examination.


Written examination

Percentage of total qualification

Investigating small business

1½ hours


Building a business

1½ hours