At Beaconhurst, our pupils are encouraged to learn how important a role business plays within our society. Pupils learn about how society depends on businesses to create wealth, prosperity, jobs and choices for individuals and how it is essential to have effective businesses and business managers, enterprising and employability skills to compete within the global market place.
Delivery of Business Management courses is in line with curriculum for excellence principles; utilising up-to-date business case studies that pupils find interesting and can relate to. It is the aim of the department to help pupils’ reach their potential within this subject area whilst at the same time stimulate their interest in business activity which is crucial to society and the economic environment.
Throughout all levels pupils are continually developing skills for learning and skills for life and work (literacy, numeracy, employability, enterprise, citizenship, critical and analytical thinking skills).
In S6 there is an option for pupils to participate in the Beaconhurst Enterprise Challenge. This is a timetabled option – 4 periods a week. Pupils will set up and run a small business enterprise from August until beginning of May the following year. Pupils will learn skills in business planning, marketing a business, branding, Social, ethical and environmental issues, company presentation and annual company report preparation. Competing company members will be judged on various aspects of their school business enterprise.
The study of Business and Business Management will heighten pupils’ awareness of activities within the business world as well as develop their knowledge and understanding of economic issues that affect business and society; opening up potential career ideas and or further or higher education routes.
The development of skills and knowledge explicit to business courses will help pupils succeed in life and develop the ability to think logically. These skills will support pupils in becoming more confident, particularly regarding their own future education and place in the world of work.