St Edward's Church of England Academy

Business Studies

Please read the subject information below. If you require any further information please email businessICT@steds.org.uk.


Curriculum Intent

The Business Studies curriculum seeks to develop skills, knowledge and practice in learners which transforms students into tomorrow’s business citizens.

The curriculum explores the four functional areas of business and the interdependence of these areas. As developing business citizens, leaners will understand the different environments in which businesses operate, consider constraints that inhibit success and analyse the opportunities that these different environments pose.

Leaners will consider how different business contexts affect business decisions. They will learn to use quantitative and qualitative data in making business decisions.

The curriculum allows learners to develop critical thinking skills that allow them to challenge and investigate business theories and learning.

The successful implementation of the curriculum will allow students to explore real business issues and investigate how business works. This will help create astute and business-savvy citizens of the 21st Century.

The impact of the pandemic on business in the UK and internationally makes the intent, implementation and impact of this curriculum area all the more significant of St Edward’s Academy students.


Curriculum Theological Underpinnings

“You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me’. But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your ancestors, as it is today.”

(Deuteronomy 8: 17-18)

Business is a good thing that drives the economy and creates wealth to benefit us all. However we must not boast or forget that our ability to work or create wealth is depended on God’s good creation and environment and so we should be wise to remember others and the impact we have on the environment. Every student will be given the opportunity to choose this subject and explore these areas.