Welcome to Harrop Fold

At Harrop Fold, we are committed to making the difference for all our young people.  Our aim is to produce well-rounded young people who are prepared for our ever-changing world. We do this by focusing on the Personal, Social and Academic aspects of education, which will drive our young people to reach their potential and achieve true excellence.

Business Studies

Department Staff:

  • Mr D Burrows – Head of Faculty
  • Miss S Shabir – Teacher of Computing and Business

Curriculum Intent

All students within business will be taught a challenging and enriching curriculum which promotes entrepreneurial skills throughout and provides students with mastery level knowledge. We will work with local businesses so that the students can raise their aspirations and develop their entrepreneurial skills and become effective problem solvers.

Curriculum Map

Business studies is a good GCSE to take as it is well recognised by colleges and other further education providers. You will enhance your knowledge of how business works and how to set up your own business later in life. This course is well suited for budding entrepreneurs.

Here at Harrop Fold we follow OCR Cambridge Nationals in enterprise and marketing. This qualification allows students to understand the process of setting up a business with both theoretical and practical staff.

There are three units to this course.

R064 – Enterprise and Marketing concepts (50% – Completed in year 10)

R065 – Designing a business (25% – Completed in year 11)

R066 – Pitching a business idea (25% – Completed in year 11)

For more information please contact Mr Burrows (Head of Faculty) or Miss Shabir (Teacher of Business)

For more information click here to visit the exam board website containing the specification, assessments and example materials




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