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Staffing and Role

Mrs Edward-Boyce Head of Business
Mr Khawaja Teacher of Business
Mrs Sudds Deputy Head Teacher

Vision Statement

We aim to develop students understanding of the business environment and arm them with the skills they will need to succeed in the world of business as either entrepreneurs or employees. Throughout this process, we will develop a passion for business amongst our students and encourage them to explore the opportunities business can offer them. Students will be will prepared for further study of business at A-level and beyond.

KS4 Curriculum

Students will study the Edexcel 9-1 Business Course. The course is assessed as two examination

Theme 1: Investigating small business:

  • Written examination – 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 50% of the qualification

Theme 2: Building a business:

  • Written examination – 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • 50% of the qualification

Course Outline

Students will have the opportunity to 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. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to take part in their own business ventures through initiatives such as the Young Enterprise scheme.

Students will develop their understanding on a range of business related topics. They will look at financial areas of business, customer service, aims and objectives, invention and innovation, functional areas and marketing. Throughout this, students will make links between their studies and business issues happening in the real world through the use of case studies and structured class room discussion. There will be opportunities for students to test their entrepreneurial skills against other schools by taking part in competitions such as Young Enterprise (Year 10).

Extra Curricular

Young Enterprise Company Program

  • For the past few years Testbourne has been involved in the Young Enterprise programme. This programme has proved to be very popular, and involves students setting up their very own business. Running throughout one academic year, students make all the decisions about their enterprise, from deciding on the name and product to creating a business plan, managing the student company finances and selling to the public at trade fairs.
  • The programme is assisted by a local business adviser who can help students with their business experience and expertise.