St Catherine's Catholic School

Business Studies

Head of Department (HOD): Miss P Carlomagno

The course will enhance students’ analytical and evaluative skills, allowing them to apply the theory they learn within real life business examples. Students will learn how to analyse the best course of action for a business, and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of these decisions. Students will also learn how to calculate important financial information such as revenue, break-even points, profit and average rate of return. 

Literacy Policy for Business Studies:

business literacy policy.pdf



KS4 GCSE Business

Our KS4 curriculum follows the path set by the Edexcel exam board (100% exam):

Year 10

Theme 1

Investigating small business


Theme 1 concentrates on the key business concepts, issues and skills involved in starting and running a small business. It provides a framework for students to explore core concepts through the lens of an entrepreneur setting up a business. In this theme, students will be introduced to local and national business contexts and will develop an understanding of how these contexts impact business behaviour and decisions

Year 11

Theme 2

Building a business


Theme 2 examines how a business develops beyond the start-up phase. It focuses on the key business concepts, issues and decisions used to grow a business, with emphasis on aspects of marketing, operations, finance and human resources. Theme 2 also considers the impact of the wider world on the decisions a business makes as it grows

Further Information:

If you would like to find out more about the Business Studies curriculum, please contact Miss Carlomagno at

Please also see the attached guide at the bottom of the page.

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This area will show all documents uploaded to the /docs/business folder.

Documents will be shown in alphabetical order.
To list in date order, the folder should contain the word 'letter' or 'minute'.