Business

Ms Maduka - Curriculum Leader

n.maduka@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Ms Virgo-Furrs

h.virgo-furrs@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Mr Heidari

h.heidari@sydenham.lewisham.sch.uk

Subject: Business Studies

Our business curriculum provides students with an understanding of business owners and how vital they are in our society and economy. It develops aware global citizens that are empowered to solve problems in this beautifully complex world. 

The curriculum allows students to develop a deep knowledge of the principles behind companies and how they support local communities and job retention. It encourages curiosity of businesses and ensures students are empowered to ask theoretical questions about the best way to support local communities and supporting needs. Students will learn to appreciate the differences between several types of businesses and develop an understanding of how consumers interact with diverse types of businesses.  

Through our business curriculum, students will learn to confidently use a range of data to investigate communication and develop their critical thinking skills, numeracy, and literacy. They will expand their business vocabulary and use it to communicate business ideas through discussion, debate, and writing.  Students will develop the skills to identify and challenge bias when thinking about critically different perspectives and to develop understanding of the big ideas in business and how they interconnect. 

We develop High Performance Learners by teaching students how to be enquiring business owners with a concern for society and who can make connections across their learning and think critically and logically about societal issues concerning business. We will develop global citizens that are motivated to investigate issues affecting a diverse range of businesses now and in the future and who are empowered to solve problems the world may face. 

Studying Business allows students to understand how the commercial world around them works.  It stimulates creative and entrepreneurial thinking, while developing critical skills of analysis and evaluation.  Students explore topical issues from the economy, to globalization and business ethics. The subject allows students to gain insight into the working world, how corporate businesses function and what qualities are required to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment.

Curriculum and Assessment Information for Parents and Carers
Year 9 Year 10 Year 11 Sixth Form

Essential Equipment:

Students are expected to have a pen, a green pen, highlighters, a pencil, a ruler and a calculator in class.