Business Studies



Demonstrating the real world of business to our students lies at the core of the Warren School Business department’s ethos.

This is so our students gain a better understanding of how local, national and international economies work and how they impact on their lives now and in the future. Our aim is to open avenues for our students and to be innovative and creative in our delivery of the concepts they study.

The study programmes available for students are dynamic in nature and allow students to not only develop academically and acquire many transferable skills for the future, but also gain a practical view of how things work in the business world. Students develop their knowledge in a supportive and stimulating environment enabling virtually all to progress and achieve real success.

  • We offer GCSE in Business Studies (9-1)
  • We share a keen interest in the subject, a positive approach to our work and a commitment to bring out the full potential of each and every one of our students.
  • We aim to involve pupils in a variety of approaches and experiences which is tailored to different learning styles.
  • We encourage independence of thought yet also provide opportunity for our pupils to work in a co-operative manner, sharing ideas and developing communication skills through individual and group presentations, debates and discussions.
  • There is a real emphasis on making the learning of concepts fun, interactive and visual. We use many mediums to give our students understanding of topics and this is also supported by well-designed resources and detailed schemes of work, ensuring that the specifications and learning criteria are met fully.


Business is a subject that offers students an introduction into how businesses are developed and grown in the real world. It informs them of the practical nature of the world we live in and the mechanisms that operate in the markets that impact on our lives. The subject is very broad, combining theoretical learning with practical working examples. The courses we offer help to bring a well-meaning balance to their learning and personal development, suitable for their future needs.

For example, students are regularly encouraged to give talks and presentations on business ideas to help to develop their confidence and communication skills. Students are encouraged to be as creative as possible in coming up with business ideas as well as being entrepreneurial in the way they approach their studies.

Is this the right subject for me?

  • If you enjoy the below, then the GCSE Business course is the right subject for you:
  • Communicating and explaining your ideas.
  • Thinking creatively and making decisions.
  • Working with numbers to solve business problems
  • Learning about the world of business through research and investigation, as well as through practical tasks

What kind of topics will I study?

  • Marketing
  • How to cut costs and make profit
  • Different types of business ownership
  • How to undertake market research
  • How to analyse competitors

You will study these topics amongst many others.

What do I need to know, or be able to do, before taking this course?

It does not matter if you have not studied Business prior to taking this course. You might have an interest in businesses, and want to start your own business one day. You may have an inquisitive mind and be interested in learning about the world around you, how businesses are set up, and what it is that makes someone a great entrepreneur. This course will help you to understand all this and more.

Aims of the course

  • The qualifications aim to widen access to Advanced Level education and enhance the career prospects of those who undertake them.
  • Cognitive and problem-solving skills: critical thinking, approaching non-routine problems by applying expert and creative solutions, use of systems and digital technology, generating and communicating ideas creatively.
  • Intra-personal skills: self-management, adaptability and resilience, self- monitoring and self-development, self-analysis and reflection, planning and prioritising.
  • Interpersonal skills: effective communication and articulation of information, working collaboratively, negotiating and influencing, self-presentation.

GCSE Results 2019

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 38% grades 9-4.

GCSE Results 2020

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 69% grades 9-4.


GCSE Results 2021

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 72% grades 9-4.

GCSE Results 2022

Congratulations to the Year 11 students on achieving 65% grades 9-4.

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