Course Overview

Students have the opportunity to take Business from Year 9. 

GCSE Business Studies enables students to understand more about the business world. It enables them to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals who think critically, drawing on business information and evidence to develop arguments and make justified and evaluative decisions. GCSE Business Studies will motivate and challenge individuals, and prepare them to make informed decisions about further study and career pathways. Year 9 introduces the specification through the completion of the majority of Theme 1.


Learning Journey Business Edexcel


Enrichment Ideas 


Suggested reading 

  • The Lemonade War
    by Jacqueline Davies, 2007

Films & documentaries

  • The Apprentice (BBC)

  • Dragons Den (BBC)

Cultural experiences

  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour

  • Guided Walking Tour of London City

Things to see and do locally

  • Visit to Hedge End village - Local shops and businesses

  • St Mary’s Stadium Tour

Top 5 Websites

Things we do

Project Freshface - Has been running for the past three years and we have had good success with the project. Usually get good uptake from year 9 with the project and has allowed students to show their own attributes and skills