Business Studies

Our aim is to broaden the knowledge and understanding of students of the business world and to develop within them an appreciation of the influences and constraints within which businesses work.

By acquiring an understanding of these issues and considering them in a national and international context, students will be able to develop their own values and standards. This will better prepare them for the workplace and help them to make informed choices about their future careers.

The Curriculum

All students can expect a variety of activities, including independent learning. As a department, we also emphasize applying knowledge to current affairs and real-life businesses. Students will learn about why businesses exist thereby learning the skills and traits that successful business people have. Students learn the different forms of business ownership and which type of ownership is suitable for different scenarios. Students will gain knowledge on the aims and objectives of each type of business.

Students will find that as their confidence in the subject increase so does their thirst for learning the subject increases. Students will find as their knowledge and understanding of the subject develops the impact of previous topic on businesses will increase. Students will be guided by a teacher who themselves demonstrates a passion and enthusiasm for Business Studies.  

Key Stage 4

Business is taught at GCSE level only in Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron.

The content is presented in six clear and distinct topic areas:

  • Business activity
  • Influences on business
  • Business operations
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human resources

GCSE Business

The subject content for GCSE Business will be assessed across two examination papers (Unit 1: Business World and Unit 2: Business Perceptions). Both units assess content from all six topic areas, so learners will be required to draw together knowledge, skills and understanding from across the subject content in each assessment.


Resources and Home Learning

All Business lessons are taught in TG6 which is a computer room. We use Class Notebook as a means of storing all resources and class tasks.

There are homework assignments set on Teams based on exam type questions. Pupils may complete these electronically or attach photos of their written answers.