St Bede's Inter-Church School

St Bede’s Inter-Church School

“Cum Deo - With God”  •  Cambridge
Ofsted Outstanding

Business Studies 

Statement of Intent


Our aim in Business Studies is to offer a diverse, high quality curriculum relevant to the dynamic business environment that supports students in developing their economic well-being, employability and critical thinking.


We offer an introductory Business Studies Course in Year 9 that allows students to gain a basic knowledge of business concepts, as well as developing a passion and drive to explore the world of business in more depth. The Business GCSE provides our students with time to build deeper knowledge of the business world and the role of the economic climate within which it is situated. This prepares our students for further study in the area of business or economics at the next level, and indeed for working within the business world in the future.


Cultural Capital is embedded throughout the Business Studies curriculum. Our students are regularly introduced to a wide variety of viewpoints from some of the most influential business theorists and entrepreneurs throughout history. We investigate the impact the work has had on the world we live in and students are encouraged to make links between their studies and real-life examples. Students undertake this while developing an increased understanding of current events happening globally.


The real world nature of the subject provides regular opportunities to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which are an integral part of our day-to-day work, whether in discussing the ethics in globalisation, the motivation and leadership theory involved in the treatment of workers or the role of technology in business interaction.


The department’s skilled professional practitioners create a safe but challenging environment that encourages our students to be resilient, reflective and to improve their own metacognition.



Please click here to view the Curriculum Map for this subject

For more details please contact:

Mrs C Williams, Head of Vocational Education: