The intention of the Business curriculum at Weald of Kent Grammar School is to develop an interest and understanding of what drives businesses and business people. Business is a broad subject in the Social Sciences, allowing the in-depth study of a range of specialties such as accountancy, finance, organisation, human resources management, economics and marketing. It helps students understand and answer questions. This subject gives our young people a great platform from which to study at university or launch a variety of careers. 

Key stage 4

Year 10

  • Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • Topic 1.2 Spotting a business opportunity
  • Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
  • Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
  • Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business

Year 11

  • Topic 2.1 Growing the business
  • Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
  • Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
  • Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
  • Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions

Key stage 5

Year 12

Theme 1: Marketing and People

  • The Market
  • Meeting Customer Needs
  • The Marketing Mix and Marketing Strategy
  • Entrepreneurs and Leaders
  • Managing People

Theme 2: Managing Business Activities

  • Raising Finance
  • Financial Planning
  • Managing Finance
  • Resource Management
  • The External Business Environment

Year 13

Theme 3: Business Decisions and Strategy

  • Business Growth
  • Business Objectives and Strategy
  • Decision-Making Techniques
  • Influences on Business Decisions
  • Assessing Competitiveness
  • Managing Change

Theme 4: Global Business

  • Globalisation
  • Global Markets and Business Expansion
  • Global Marketing
  • Multi-National Corporations