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

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 the Edexcel GCSE Business Studies course.​

The course has the following elements:

Unit Name
Course Weighting
1Introduction to business
2Investigating a small business
3Building a business

Each of the exam based units is split up into small modules of study.
Unit 1
1.1 – Spotting a business opportunity
1.2- Showing Enterprise
1.3 – Putting a business idea into practice
1.4 – Making business start-up effective
1.5 – Understanding economic context

Unit 3
3.1 – Marketing and market research
3.2 – Meeting customer needs
3.3 – Financial management
3.4 – People Management in business
3.5 – The wider business world


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