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Business Studies


Welcome to HWGA Business Studies Department, where we believe…

“It’s never too early to study about the world of business.”

“Why study business?”

Business and related subjects (such as the ‘FAME’ group – finance, accounting, management and economics) are among the most popular fields of study at universities worldwide, particularly at graduate level. You might have some vague ideas that this is because business graduates are in high demand worldwide.  Business touches on pretty much every aspect of modern human society. Careers with a business degree are diverse and often highly paid.


Head of Business Studies - Mrs N Sira - Room W103



help students fulfill their potential through studying a wide range of business & economics related topics

develop students’ future work-related and employability skills.


The courses enable students to :-

develop independent thinking skills

solve problems and develop decision-making whilst understanding the dynamics of business activity and the influence this has on decision-making processes within a business 

apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts

develop an understanding of how these contexts impact on business behaviour.


The department has access to two well equipped purposeful rooms in the Walker block.  

Room W101 has 30 PCs, an interactive board, projector, speakers and whiteboard.

Room W103 has 25 PCs as well as desks in the middle for whole class teaching along with an interactive board, projector, speakers and whiteboards.

There is also a well equipped department office (W102) and resource/storage room.

How parents can help

To achieve success at a high level in any subject, wider reading is crucial to embed the learning acquired during the lessons.  This is paramount for Business Studies as it is an ever changing subject that examines issues that are current to every aspect of our daily lives. Parents should encourage their daughter to make notes to supplement classroom discussions if she wish to achieve high grades in her written work and external exams. Below are some suggested reading materials.


AQA                GCSE             Business Studies                     Malcolm Surridge & Andrew Gillespie

AQA                GCSE             Business Studies                     Peter Stimpson, Rachel Sumner, et. el

AQA                AS                   Business Studies                     S. Foden, D. Mansell & P. Stimpson

AQA                AS                   Business Studies                     Gwen Coates & John Wolinski

AQA                A                      Business Studies                     H. Coupland-Smith et. el

AQA                A                      Business Studies                     Gwen Coates & John Wolinski

AQA                GCSE             CPG Business Studies Revision Guide          Various

AQA                AS                   CPG Business Studies Revision Guide          Various

AQA                A LEVEL         CPG Business Studies Revision Guide          Various

Ifs                    LEVEL 3          Course Unit textbooks

All                    A LEVEL         Business Review magazine    Publisher – Philip Allan

All                    4 & 5                Good quality newspapers