Business Studies

Staff

Lorraine McCormack (HOD)

Sharon Grant

Ciara Scott

KS3

Year 10

Students at St Pius X College study Business Studies one period per ten days.  They follow a programme which has been designed internally by the Department which is based upon GCSE Business and Communication Systems.  There is a differentiated programme for different classes.  The aim of the programme is to ‘introduce’ the students to the subject area of Business and allow them to make an informed choice in relation to their KS4 options.  The programme focusses on Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Databases, Word Processing and Spreadsheets.

GCSE

- Business & Communication Systems

  CCEA

Unit 1

40%

External computer-based examination

2 hours (end of Year 11)

Software Applications for Business

Unit 2

35%

External written examination

1 hour (end of Year 12)

The Business Environment

Unit 3

25%

Controlled Assessment

(Year 12)

Developing Digital Solutions

A Level

- Applied Business

  AQA

AS Module 1

16.6%

External Examination

Financial Planning and Analysis

AS Module 2

16.6%

Interally Centred Assessed (coursework)

Business Dynamics

AS Module 3

16.6%

External Assignment

Entrepreneurial Opportunities

A2 Module 4

16.6% 

External Examination

Managing and Leading People

A2 Module 5

16.6%

Internally Centred Assessed (coursework)

Developing a Business Proposal

A2 Module 6

16.6% 

Internally Centred Assessed (coursework)

Managing an Event

Vocational Qualifications

- Occupational Services Level 2 - Business Services

  CCEA

Unit 14

50%

Portfolio - internally assessed

Using Office Technology

Unit 2

50%

Portfolio - internally assessed

Communication within an Office

Career Opportunities

Business graduates find opportunities both within the public and private sector.  Careers using Business and Finance include:

 

Accountant, Administrative Assistant, Banking, Economist, Hotel Management, Human Resource Manager, Insurance, Marketing, Retail Management.

 

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/business-consulting-and-management/graduate-jobs-in-business-and-management

Clubs/Events

Key Stage 3 mini-enterprise

Key Stage 5 mini-enterprise

Business guest speakers

Enterprise Week

Year 10 Project Business

November 18, 2019

November 4, 2019

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59 Moneymore Road,

Magherafelt
Co Derry
BT45 6HQ

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