Business Studies

Business Studies

Head of Faculty: Mrs Anderson


To provide students with a dynamic learning environment that will introduce them to the world of business, whilst empowering them to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals.


The Business Studies department aims to provide our students with the skills and knowledge required in an ever changing society. We aim to ensure that our students can go out into the dynamic contemporary business world with the attributes necessary to be successful employees and leaders. Business students at Hawkley Hall High School will be entrepreneurial, independent learners, confident presenters and strong team players with a sound understanding of the world in which they live.

Learning Journey

Business Studies Learning Journey

Curriculum Description

Students can opt to study Business Studies at GCSE. In Year 10 they would have 3 hours per week and in Year 11, 2 hours per week.

Feedback is regularly provided to students to help them understand their own strengths and gaps in knowledge. They can then use this information to help inform their own revision for the exams.

Students will be awarded a grade 9-1 following their GCSE examinations in the summer of Year 11.  Business Studies is fully exam based and students would sit their 2 exams for the subject in Year 11.


Throughout their time at Hawkley Hall, students are taught the following key topics:

  1. Business activity
  2. Influences on business
  3. Business operations
  4. Finance
  5. Marketing
  6. Human resources 


GCSE Exam Board Specifications

The exam board that is currently being studies is eduqas.  Further information can be found:


Additional Information

Students will take part in various events and competitions locally to enhance their business studies knowledge such as marketing, Christmas markets and links with local businesses.