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Stewards Academy

Science Specialist

Business Studies

Subject Intent

Business Studies is designed to develop enterprising minds. This is about inspiring students to become enterprising and commercially minded individuals. It involves developing entrepreneurship and enterprise, to look for business opportunities, put ideas into practice and understand the decisions that must be made to grow a business.


The main aim of the Business curriculum is to provide a broad engaging scheme of work that allows pupils to achieve to the best of their ability. We aim to equip pupils with a love for business and for them to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject. The curriculum for Business aims to ensure that all pupils:
  • Can investigate how small businesses are set up and how to grow a business.
  • Are competent in quantitative skills
  • Develop an understanding of how business decisions are made and their impact on stakeholders
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary of key command words in Business
  • Improve their knowledge of how business operate and the impact the wider world has on business
  • Provide a broad range of topics in business so pupils can identify future areas of interest for further study or careers.

Theme 1: Investigating small business (Paper code: 1BS0/01)

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

50% of qualification

90 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
  • Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
  • Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business


Theme 2: Building a business (Paper code: 1BS0/02)

Written examination: 1 hour and 30 minutes

50% of the qualification

90 marks

Content overview

  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

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