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Canons High School

Business Studies Department

The Business Studies department at Canons encompasses two subjects, Business Studies and Law. As a department we strive to create a curriculum which supports students to become confident individuals who are prepared to engage in life within and beyond Canons as active citizens.

Our curriculum offer is intended to be one of excellence where we promote the development of powerful knowledge for all our students while allowing all of our students to access that powerful knowledge irrespective of ability, in an inclusive fashion.

BUSINESS  STUDIES

By the end of each Key Stage, the intention is that students learn to think, speak and write like a business enthusiast.

They will respond to real world risks & opportunities by engaging as active participants in the business world as employees or business owners.

They will have a good understanding of business concepts and will be able to use these to predict the behaviour of markets, organisations and consumers. At the same time, they will recognise the situations in which these predictions may not become a reality.

They will be able to apply business concepts and models to situations in the real world.

 A Business student will develop a keen interest in learning about:

  • Business environments
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship and Leadership
  • Types of markets and their nature
  • Types of organisations & their purposes
  • Managing people, Recruitment, selection & training
  • Organisational structures to enable success
  • Business finance & Financial planning
  • Operations/Resource management
  • Internal & External influences on organisations
  • Strategic planning & Business decision-making techniques
  • Business growth
  • Assessing competitiveness
  • Managing change
  • Globalisation, Global markets, marketing & global expansion
  • Global industries & corporations

LAW

By the end of Key Stage 5, the intention is that students will learn legal skills enabling them to think, speak and write like legal personnel, in an unbiased manner.

They will apply the techniques of legal method and reasoning to analyse, evaluate and offer answers to legal problems, based on legal rules and principles and develop the ability to construct and communicate legal arguments by reference to appropriate legal authorities. At the same time, they will recognise the law can and will evolve as society changes. They will be able to apply and analysis law concepts and to situations in the real world.

They will have a good understanding of law through advanced study of an additional legal subject; human rights law.

 A Law student will develop a keen interest in learning about:

  • The legal system
  • Civil and Criminal courts
  • Criminal Law & Civil Law
  • Law making in UK and EU
  • The nature of law
  • Human rights law
  • Legal personnel
  • General defences

Curriculum Maps

Key Stage 4

KS4 Business Studies GCSE Curriculum Map

Key Stage 5 

KS5 Business Studies A Level Curriculum Map

KS5 Law A Level Curriculum Map

KS5 Law BTEC Level 3 Curriculum Map