“As a department we endorse the Trust’s Vision to support our students to be rounded, employable individuals. The Business department strives to reach the goal of preparing our students to be inspired, life-long learners who are passionate about the power of education and curious about the world. Equipped to be resilient individuals who realise their full academic potential.” – Moreton’s Business Studies Department.
The Importance of Business Studies in the Curriculum
Business activity affects the daily lives of all people as they work, spend, save, invest, travel,
and play. It influences jobs, incomes, and opportunities for personal enterprise. Business has a significant effect on the standard of living and quality of life of everyone.
Our belief is eventually, all students will encounter the world of business, whether they work in urban or rural areas. They must be prepared to engage in business activity with confidence and competence. Young people need to understand how business functions, the role it plays in our society, the opportunities it generates, the skills it requires, and the impact it can have on their own lives and on society, today and in the future.
Business Studies at Moreton builds a strong foundation for those who wish to move on to further study and training in specialised areas such as ownership, enterprise, finance and management. Engaging in the world of business involves studying individuals, communities, and organisations, assessing their needs and problems, and generating solutions. Business studies draws upon facts, concepts, and processes from many other fields of study. For example, close links exist between marketing and communications, accounting and mathematics, entrepreneurial studies and technology. Furthermore, knowledge and skills related to information and communication technology are relevant across all disciplines. Students will be able to apply what they learn in other subject areas to their study of business, as well as to transfer the knowledge and skills they acquire in business studies to their work in other areas.
Business studies provides students with a new, practical context for many of the subjects they
studied at KS3, including mathematics, science and technology. It helps students to recognize the relevance of these subjects as they are applied in the world of business.
Head of Business Studies
Mrs Leslie is the current Head of Business Studies at Moreton School
Business Studies and Cultural Capital.
The business studies curriculum examines the multifaceted functions and operations of businesses, from small businesses to multinational enterprises.These businesses drive the economy, influence the standard of living and the nature and number of jobs, and play a role in the career decisions of many of our secondary school students. Students are motivated and learn best when they understand the relevance of what they are studying.The business studies program provides rich opportunities for relevant, real-world learning experiences.These experiences reinforce theoretical learning and at the same time provide authentic contexts in which students can apply what they have learned. In business studies, the knowledge rich content provides students with valuable information and connections that help them to explore potential work and business opportunities.
In Business Studies we aim to enable every pupil to leave school with an accredited qualification. We believe in being having up-to-date knowledge and understanding of our subject and working as a team helps us to help our students to reach their full potential. We play a key part in developing skills that will prepare students’ workplace skills which in turn will contribute to their economic wellbeing. Our curriculum contextualises learning through the use of real life situations.
- We aim to achieve the highest student achievement which is our central purpose of teaching and assessment
- We provide opportunities and feedback for students to improve work.
- We aim to help the students to develop a range of skills including personal learning and thinking skills to provide the best opportunities for students to develop.
- Students will be provided with the use of technology and resources
- Ensure that students are challenged and stretched within the lessons
- Give our students the opportunity to develop their skills and explore a wider learning context.
- Students can go out into the world of work with the attributes necessary to be successful
- Our students will be entrepreneurial, independent learners, confident presenters and strong team players.