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Colchester Academy

Business Studies

The vision for students in Business Studies is to develop their applied knowledge and practical skills in enterprise and marketing. It is designed with both practical and theoretical elements, which will prepare learners for further study of qualifications in enterprise, marketing or business.

 

Key Stage 4

All students will study the compulsory topics of:

  • Enterprise and marketing concepts
  • Designing a business proposal
  • Market and pitch a business proposal

The curriculum based on these 3 topics will provide students with a broad range of business and entrepreneurship skills to prepare students for the world of work and further study. Creativity and independent learning will be encouraged. Students will be given time to explore a range of businesses and organisations and how they have developed products and marketing strategies.

Curriculum Outline

Year 10 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • Design a business proposal:
    • Identify a customer profile
    • Complete market research
Spring
  • Design a business proposal:
    • Develop a design proposal
    • Review a business proposal
Summer
  • Enterprise and Marketing concepts
    • Exam revision
Year 11 Topics Covered:  
Autumn
  • Market and pitch a business proposal
    • Design
Spring
  • Market and pitch a business proposal
    • Development
Summer
  • Exam Preparation


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