In Sixth Form, pupils' aim of studying business is to develop a critical understanding of organisations, the context in which they operate, the markets they serve and the process of adding value
Pupils develop key skills through an investigative, problem solving approach, which requires analysis and evaluation of business scenarios.
Reading is a thriving town and local business organisations are keen to enthuse pupils in local schools. We often invite local business people in to talk to pupils and are actively developing links for the College. Reading University is directly opposite the College and in 2008 it founded the largest business school in Europe.
We use a range of teaching methods which include desirable business related skills - presentations, management report preparation, discussion and team working groups.
The Business Studies Department runs the Young Enterprise Scheme, in which pupils have the opportunity to set up and organise their own limited companies.
The new AQA specification has four units:
Planning and Financing a Business
Managing a Business
Strategies for Success
The Business Environment
We have chosen a specification which allows pupils to develop their knowledge of all aspects of business. Knowledge of business is key to a wide variety of careers and can be combined with a many different subjects at University.
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