Business A Level at St George’s is split into three main areas
- The internal workings of a business, focusing on the roles and responsibilities of each department (Marketing, Finance, Human Resources and Operations Management)
- Business decision making, focusing on theories of corporate strategy and quantitative methods such as Time Series Analysis and Critical Path Analysis
- Global Business, focusing on the complexities of running a business across National borders
Business theory is taught in the context of real world application so that pupils can see how business concepts are applied in both small and large enterprises. Our lessons include the use of multimedia platforms such as YouTube, Google Sheets and the Financial Times website to help keep learning relevant and engaging. Our department prides itself on taking an independent approach to learning, encouraging students to learn through doing rather than just being told what to do. By challenging themselves, pupils gain an insight into and an appreciation of what makes and shapes a business. As they find their own solutions, the girls' education in Business becomes real and intuitive rather than just learnt from a textbook.
Individual support is offered to all students in the Business department. Clinics are run by the Head of Department and girls arrange meeting times to ensure that support is perfectly tailored to individual needs. The girls are invited to give presentations on books that they have read and they complete book reports that are then shared with the wider St George's School community via our social media platforms.
All Business pupils are encouraged to participate in the Young Enterprise scheme to gain a hands-on understanding of the practical reality of running a successful business. This competition results in a local area final in which St George's companies compete against other local schools for the chance to proceed towards the National Final. Other co-curricular opportunities include business conference events held in London where girls get to hear inspirational speakers from the world of business, such as 'Innocent Drinks' founder Richard Reed.