Hamstead Hall Academy

Hamstead Hall Academy
Part of the Hamstead Hall Academy Trust Hamstead Hall Sixth Form

  • Pride

  • Persistence

  • Patience

  • Preparation

  • Progress

"Success for All through Hard Work and Harmony"

Business Studies 


Our aim in Business Studies is to offer an engaging, inclusive, and real subject which explores the dynamic nature of the business environment and supports students in developing their economic well-being for later life. 

Business objectives to achieve the following: 

  • A rewarding and stimulating learning experience for students. 
  • The learning and application of business studies theory to the world of today. 
  • Specific and measurable learning outcomes in preparation for the examination. 
  • A broad range of transferable skills and useful knowledge in preparation for further study and/or working life.                             

The GCSE Business Studies course is the start of a linear pathway to future A-levels in Business & Economics.  

We offer a Two-year Business GCSE that provides our students with key knowledge and understanding of business concepts, theories and terminology which advances over the two years. In the Sixth Form, the business department offers two traditional academic A-level courses in Business Studies and Economics. The A-level subject offering provides greater depth and challenge, develops independent learning, and higher order thinking skills to enable students to reach their potential.

Curriculum Intent and Vision

Our curriculum is one of ‘success for all through hard work and harmony’, promoting the values of pride, persistence, patience, preparation, and progress.

The Business department has subject expertise at its core. Our subject specialists provide an inclusive, challenging and engaging learning environment that inspires all students to achieve.  As the world of business is dynamic, our teaching resources and assessments are continually developed and we strive to implement real company case studies/scenarios to engage and create meaningful lessons that keep all our students up to date with the ever-changing world of business and the wider economy.

As subject specialists, we have designed a clear linear pathway from Business at KS4 through to post 16 A-Level courses in both Business and Economics, which provide students with continued intellectual challenge. Our two-year GCSE course in Business, is inclusive and provides all our students with both core and disciplinary knowledge and understanding of business concepts, theories, terminology and exam techniques. This is supported through the interrogation of case study texts, to enable all students to achieve. Examples topics include finance and globalisation taught at GCSE through to a more in depth study of profitability, business survival, financial management, growing economies and global poverty and inequality at A-Level. The A-Level subject offerings provide students with greater depth of knowledge, it challenges their choices and decisions, develops their independent learning and progresses their critical thinking skills to enable students to achieve subject mastery in Business or Economics.

We strongly uphold “success for all through hard work and harmony”.