Business makes the world go round, regardless of the career profession you choose it will involve some interaction with businesses. Lawyers, Dentists, Artists, Hairdressers will need to have an idea of how to run a successful business. In addition to specialist qualifications, having a in-depth understanding of the business world will be essential in achieving future success. This justifies the need to provide a robust and exhilarating business curriculum at GCSE and A level that is theoretically and practically apt for the global business environment.

Our Business Studies Curriculum opens a wealth of opportunities, developing skills that go beyond simply starting your own business. The courses and enrichment programs we offer at King Edwards VI Handsworth wood Girls’ Academy aim to develop our students’ understanding of how the local/national/global economy works through analysing business issues, problems and enterprises that affect the lives of individuals on a daily basis.

Curriculum Intent

  • To understand business concepts, business terminology, business objectives, the integrated nature of business activity and the impact of business on individuals and wider society.
  • To equip students with the skills to apply knowledge and understanding to contemporary business issues and to different types and sizes of businesses in local, national and global contexts.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.
  • To allow students to investigate and analyse real business opportunities and issues to construct well-argued, well-evidenced, balanced and structured arguments, demonstrating their depth and breadth of understanding of business.

Business Department Resources

Accommodation

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. The department is equipped with the latest learning material including a range of new course textbooks.

Staffing

Head of Business – Mrs N Sira

Email: nsira@hwga.org.uk

Telephone: 0121 554 8122 ExT: 265

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