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Stockport School

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Business Studies

Director of Study

Mr D Hardman - Email

Key Stage 4 – GCSE Business Studies

Business at Stockport School

Students at Stockport School are provided with the fantastic opportunity to engage with the rigorous and engaging AQA GCSE Business Studies curriculum. We explore real business issues and how businesses work, giving students a palpable insight into the entrepreneurial world. This exploration takes place in the context of authentic business and economic events, developing students’ abilities to apply their business acumen to genuine working environments. This highly motivating course is designed and delivered to give students the knowledge and skills needed for a successful career in industry.

What will be studied?

During year 10, students will study the following:

  • Business in the real world
  • Influences on business
  • Human resources
  • Organisational structures

During year 11, students will study the following:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Intensive revision programme


2 written exams (both taken at the end of year 11):

Paper 1: Influences of operations and HRM on business activity (50%)

Paper 2: Influences of marketing and finance on business activity (50%)

Useful Revision Websites

The Business Studies Firefly page is updated with lesson materials on a weekly basis. All resources used in class, including copies of PowerPoints and in class booklets can be accessed here. Access via ‘Resources’, ‘Curriculum’, ‘Business Studies.’

If your child is absent for any lessons, they can access materials via the Firefly page as stated above, with an expectation that any missed work is caught up on.


Homework is set every Monday via Firefly. Students must complete the assigned task on Seneca Learning (online resource.) The assignments align with what has been studied in class the week previously in order to consolidate learning.

Additional recommended student resource sites are as follows:

BBC Bitesize - GCSE Business (AQA):

GCSE Pod - Business

Seneca Learning – AQA GCSE Business Page

Business Contact

If you have any questions or queries about Business Studies, or about your child’s progress, please do not hesitate to contact me on







Useful Contacts