Business Studies is a well-established subject at Hampstead School and delivers a balance of courses across the ability range at KS4 and KS5. The department comprises of three full-time teachers with a variety of experience in Industry and delivering Enterprise initiatives.
We have an active and practical approach to teaching and learning, encouraging students to build a strong base of knowledge, understanding and skills. The department has developed working links with industry and local business and participates in an annual visit to Disneyland Paris for KS5 students, which encourages students to understand how a business operates on a large scale.
We promote links with the University business department and are proud that so many of our students choose to progress to business related degrees at university.
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We presently offer two courses at KS4.
Business and Communications G.C.S.E.
Introduces the students to various aspects of business such as business communications, human resources, new ways of working (hot-desking) , and workplace organisation (ergonomics) Students also learn ICT in a business context acquiring a wide range of practical computer skills.
BTEC Business, Retail and AdministrationStudents acquire technical and employability skills through project work and hands-on experience of such areas as finance, customer service, business administration and retail.
At KS5 we offer Applied Business AS/ A2 and BTEC First Diploma.
Applied Business is both theoretical and practical and students will produce coursework and sit unit exams in such areas as marketing, finance, managing people, business planning.
BTEC First Diploma
BTEC First Diploma is coursework based and students have the opportunity to experience ‘real-life’ situations to challenge and develop their skills and understanding of business generally.Students are encouraged in developing confident presentation skills and have the opportunity to present their business ideas to a ‘Dragons Den’ panel.