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Business (KS4/5)

What is it to be an entrepreneur at Marriotts?

We aim to maximise opportunities and mirror the Marriotts school ethos. We aim to give all students access to develop the Business knowledge and skills needed to further their own personal development and equip them for their futures. Students will learn to apply thier knowledge and understanding to contemporary business within a local, national and global contexts.  They will develop as enterprising individuals with the ability to think commercially and creatively to demonstrate business acumen, and draw on evidence to make informed business decisions and solve business problems.  They will think independently and act as critical and reflective thinkers with enquiring minds with balanced and structured arguments.

Our aim is to build on the strength of the curriculum offer to develop opportunities and learning outside the classroom and ensure that all students are given the opportunity to access them.

Curriculum Overview 

Key Stage 4

In Key stage 4 students study towards the Tech Award in Business (Pearson). Through this course students will develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Additionally, they will take responsibility for their own learning and develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: team working; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively; and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. The course will motivate learners, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace.

The main areas of study in this course are:Enterprise, New business, Creativity, Ethics, Finance Customer care, Employment, Marketing, Value added and External factors.

Key Stage 5

Students study towards the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business (Edexcel). The qualification is equivalent in size to one A Level and aims to provide a coherent introduction to study of the business sector. The learning programme covers the following content areas: Business environments, Finance, Marketing and Human resources.

Click on the relevent year group curriculum maps in the document section below to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Business department. For further details of the Businees curriculum please contact Mrs R Clarke -

Subject Team

The Business Department consists of 2 highly skilled and motivated members of staff who are fully committed to ensuring each student maximises their potential in Business and is able to enjoy the diverse range of topics that we study at Marriotts.

Staff Role In Faculty
Mrs R Clarke Head of Enterprise Faculty
Miss C Tomlinson Teacher of Science/Business
Mr R Davies Teacher of Business, Computing and Maths

Curriculum Maps

Click on the relevent year group curriculum map to find out more detail about what is studied in Marriotts Business department.

KS4 (Yr10 and 11) Enterprise Curriculum map

KS5 (Yr11 and 12) Curriculum map

Careers: Where can this subject take me?

A BTEC in Business Studies provides good preparation for any employment and with further training or study.

Students may progress into a Business related career such as Accountancy, Administration, Customer Service, Marketing, Human Resources ICT, Sales or Management.

HR (human resources)  Sales  Marketing
PR (public relations) Management consulting