Welcome to the curriculum page for Business Studies.  Pupils are taught using a variety of resources including ICT.  Increasingly resources are been used which have been developed on the school network.

We learn how business impacts on individuals as well as communities; locally, nationally and globally. Our boys will learn to apply knowledge, in order to become actively engaged citizens.  We promote the skills to enable our boys to be more enterprising, developing reflective thinkers with enquiring minds. 

The community spirit at West Hill underpins our approach in preparing our boys for the challenges they face, helping them achieve their fullest potential




Year 10/11 Business Studies Edexcel Course - course specification

100% external examination to be taken at the end of Year 11.

3 hours per week.


Year 10/11 Business and Enterprise – Technical Award in Business and Enterprise course specification.

60% portfolio work and 40% external examination. Examination will be taken in March Year 10.

3 hours per week.

Curriculum Information - Business Studies

Subject Guides for Parents


To support your son’s learning and engagement in this subject he needs to have:  a  calculator and writing equipment.  It will also help him if he has: a Business Dictionary 


To support your son, resources are available on the school’s VLE, vle.westhillschool.co.uk, doddle  and the school network. We use the Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business (Ian Marcouse) textbook (ISBN 9781471899355), as well as recommending the Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business Revision Guide (ISBN 9781292190716) for the Business Studies Edexcel course. For the Technical Award in Business and Enterprise course we recommend ‘The Pocket-Sized Revision Guide for Business (ISBN 781906248451 and NCFE Level 1 / 2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise ISBN 978-1-5104-5678-5


In years 10 and 11 pupils follow the Business Studies course and the NCFE Level 1/2 Business and Enterprise course.  This course is assessed by one external examination and a project.  The NCFE course is one paper and a portfolio of work. Further details are available from the examination board here: ncfe.org.uk

Visit the Pearson qualifications website for more information about what you will be studying and how you will be assessed if you are completing the GCSE course (1-9)


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