Our mission is to find out how business is a central part of an ever changing world. From international companies like Coca-Cola and McDonalds to more local businesses like Jossals. The Business department runs a wide variety of subjects that are relevant to the world we live in today. The subjects cover a wide range of topics, including Marketing, Human Resources, Accounting and the Economic Environment.
Business also gives you transferable skills ready for the world of work or University. Skills include understanding how an organisation operates, communication, decision making, numeracy and presenting – just to name a few.
Many ex-students have gone on to jobs in Accountancy, Retail Management, Stockbroker, banking and some have even set-up their own business. Business is taught from Year 10 through to the Sixth Form.
Head of Department
Mr J Haigh
Students will need the usual equipment : pens, pencil, rubber, rulers, calculators as well as an enquiring mind and a sense of humour.
In Business we offer a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. In Year 10 students are entered into the ‘Coca-Cola Challenge’. This is a national competition where students have to solve a problem presented by Coca-Cola. They then present there solution to the panel and the best two groups are put forward to the national competition. This year, one group was selected to the final and had the opportunity to work alongside a Coca-Cola Manager at Pride Park Stadium in Derby to compete with other schools on a new challenge. In the Sixth Form, students can access a wide range of opportunities. Enterprise Project – All students have the opportunity be part of enterprise. They run their own business and decide what they would like to sell at the Market Rasen Christmas Market. This year they designed Reindeer Hot Chocolate and a variety of earrings and cakes. Shares4Schools Competition – Every year we enter a team in the national shares4schools competition. This is where the students trade in real-time on the London Stock Market with ‘real’ money. The team is given £1,500. Students also have the opportunity to participate in other business challenges with the University of Lincoln, the Association of Chartered Accountants and the Bank of England. In Business we offer a tailored made approach to additional support. Support is available at most lunch-times and after school on a Tuesday. Students can be directed to support sessions or just drop-in as and when is required.
There are a wide range of websites that we use in business to extend the knowledge of our students.
http://www.therealexperience.co.uk/ - Coca-Cola Business Challenge
https://www.share.com/shares4schools/ - National Shares Competition
https://www.tutor2u.net/business - A Level Business
https://www.tutor2u.net/economics - A Level Economics
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zpsvr82 - GCSE and Btec Business
A Level Accounting helps students to develop knowledge and understanding of the purposes of accounting and apply this to a variety of accounting problems. This four-unit specification requires students to develop their ability to acquire a range of important and transferable skills such as:
A Level Economics helps students: