Business Studies

The Business Department at Park Academy West London is designed to produce creative, pro-active global citizens and with the support and passion from their teachers, we aim to create the leaders of the future. We aim to enrich our student’s young minds and empower them to be future business leaders and inspire other students to reach their full potential. The Business Department is extremely proud of the impact which they have on their students’ lives. We have a number of students who continue their studies with us, from Year 11 into Post-16. A high level of our students will then go into further education and to pursue careers in the Business and Economic industry.

Our knowledge rich curriculum is designed to contextualise learning through the use of real life situations and problem solving scenarios. Students will develop a range of transferrable skills, such as critical and analytical thinking, communication and the ability to work collaboratively with others as well as the confidence to be independent.  An integral focus of the department is developing the students’ ability to make and justify decisions, shaping their thoughts in a profound manner enabling confident conclusions to be made; a key skill in many careers.

Key Stage 4

Pearson BTEC Level 1/2 Tech Award in Enterprise

Component 1: Exploring Enterprises – internally assessed coursework

Component 2: Planning for and Pitching an Enterprise Activity – internally assessed coursework

Component 3: Promotion and Finance for Enterprise – externally assessed exam (2 hours)

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Travel

Unit 1: The UK Travel and Tourism Sector – externally assessed exam (1 hour 15 min)

Unit 2: UK Travel and Tourism Destinations – internally assessed coursework

Unit 3: The Travel and Tourism Customer Experience – internally assessed coursework

Unit 4: International Travel and Tourism Destinations – internally assessed coursework

Key Stage 5

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business

Unit 1: Exploring Business – internally assessed coursework

Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign – externally assessed exam (3 hours)

Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance – externally assessed exam (2 hours)

Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process – internally assessed coursework

Pearson Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Economics A

Paper 1: Markets and business behaviour – externally assessed exam (35%) (2 hours)

Paper 2: The National and Global Economy – externally assessed exam (35%) (2 hours)

Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – externally assessed exam (30%) (2 hours)

Dipfs Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies

Unit 1: Financial capability for the Immediate and Short Term – two externally assessed exams (Part A: 45 min; Part B: 1 hour 45 min)

Unit 2: Financial capability for the Medium and Long Term – two externally assessed exam (Part A: 45 min; Part B: 1 hour 45 min)

Unit 3: Sustainability of an Individual’s Finances – two externally assessed exam (Part A: 1 hour; Part B: 2 hours)

Unit 4: Sustainability of the Financial Services System – two externally assessed exam (Part A: 1 hour; Part B: 2 hours)

KS4 Enterprise Curriculum Map

KS4 Travel and Tourism Curriculum Map

KS5 Business Curriculum Map

KS5 Finance Curriculum Map

KS5 Economics Curriculum Map

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