At the Mandeville School, our Business Studies curriculum is designed to build upon students’ natural curiosity about the world around them and aims to help students understand how they can best prepare for - and place themselves within - the world of work.
We aspire to ensure our students become informed and responsible members of the community by instilling in them a solid knowledge of how the community (local, national and international) operates. Alongside the ‘science’ of business, we encourage an understanding of the ethical and moral obligations of business organisations, in order that each student enters the adult world as a kind and humane member of society.
Our intent is to instil a lifelong interest in the business environment.
Our Curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all to experience life to the full.
Links to the whole-school curriculum intent
The Business Studies curriculum is aligned to the whole school Curriculum. The Business Studies curriculum is designed to establish a kind community where everyone perseveres, achieves and flourishes; where we enable all the experience life to the full. In the Business Studies department we maintain the Mandeville School Curriculum Principles:
A kind community through a curriculum that respects the diversity of our school, valuing our rich knowledge, history and experiences.
Perseverance and achievement through a curriculum that is well sequenced, developing understanding, building retention and leading to academic achievement. Firm foundations in a three-year key stage three provide grounding for success in Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5 and beyond.
Flourishing through a curriculum that nourishes personal development by giving students opportunities to explore their identity and grow their character. Students are equipped with knowledge of how to be healthy, sustain positive relationships and maintain wellbeing so as to have the information needed to be able to make an effective contribution to society.
Enabling students to experience life to the full through a curriculum that inspires and enriches them with meaningful knowledge and cultural capital. High aspirations mean students study a broad range of subjects in Key Stage 3 and have a variety of routes through Key Stage 4 and 5 which are challenging and aspirational.
Business Studies Curriculum Map 2022-23