By equipping students with a greater understanding of how the world of business works and what a prosperous economy means for the UK and the rest of the world, Business Studies aims to nurture innovators and future leaders of business.
Focusing on how the business world can act sustainably yet growing through innovation the subject builds on the success of the biannual Knightsbridge Entrepreneurship awards available to children throughout both the Junior and Senior school. By understanding the core principles of the global economy, students will enter Business Studies GCSE with a stronger personal interest in the topics taught.
As well as providing students with an opportunity to engage and discuss real-world events, the course focuses heavily on financial literacy by educating students on the risks of debt and strategies that can be used to minimise this risk.
By the end of the course, students will have a greater understanding of the consequences of their financial decisions and play a more active role in supporting a sustainable economy in the future.
During S9 pupils are provided with an opportunity to explore Business Studies GCSE through topics such as the UK and Global Economy and Competition in the Marketplace as well as developing their own innovative business ideas through a group project.
Up to date case studies of the economy (outcomes from the Coronavirus pandemic, the collapse of the global economy in 2008, Brexit and the growing presence of sustainable business) enable our KS students to apply their knowledge to ever-changing contexts. With further opportunities for discussion with guest speakers from local businesses and commerce, Business Studies at Knightsbridge School reaches beyond the confines of the syllabus and the classroom.