An “Outstanding” 11-18 non-selective girls school, with boys welcomed in to the Sixth Form, is seeking a Full or Part-time teacher of Business Studies from September 2020. This is a permanent position.
The school has a long tradition of providing an outstanding education for their students and are very proud of the high academic standards that their students achieve, regardless of their starting point.
The school ethos is top recognise, understand and embrace that every student is an individual, with different interests, strengths and characteristics, and they celebrate the diversity that each one of them brings to their community.
The school provides an appropriate balance of support and challenge aiming to develop pupils’ creativity and independence inside and outside of classroom lessons.
There is an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, including numerous trips throughout the school year, which provide students with the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, to be part of a team and to develop a ‘can-do’ attitude.
Studying business provides an opportunity for students to study the real world of business, finding out along the way why businesses exist and what they do to be successful. Students learn that businesses are likely to be profitable if they meet the needs and wants of their customers but that profit is not the only measure of success; being a good corporate citizen is also very important.
The school wants students to see business in a new light each time they go shopping and be genuinely interested in asking why some firms thrive and others fail, why resilience is crucial to entrepreneurial success or why firms change things like store locations, prices and recruitment procedures.
In Economics the school want students to be informed and coherent in the language they use to discuss topical issues like Brexit, fiscal & monetary policy and to be able to empathise with different stakeholders in these situations. They explore globalisation at both GCSE and A level and the impact of this global market on the lives of people in the UK.
The Edexcel courses encourage students to apply their knowledge to extended case studies in order to construct purposeful written answers. There is a wide range of data to interpret and understand, testing students’ literacy and numeracy skills. Students will also need to apply numerical and graphical skills in order to help them solve problems and make decisions.
For example, when students learn about the ‘Break Even Point’ they will need to demonstrate their understanding by drawing and manipulating a break-even chart, but also by using mathematical formulas. Technological change is also central to the course, for example the need for businesses to have both an ecommerce and m-commerce presence.
There is an obvious vocational element to this subject, as it encourages students to think and act as participants in the real world of business. Students are encouraged to ask searching questions about social responsibility, the environment and ethics and explore the conflict between profit and ethics. The external exams all take place at the end of year 11.
Students are encouraged to take responsibility for some of their own learning by studying independently but will be supported by staff who will follow a specified scheme of work, arrange support workshops, relevant business trips, external speakers and of course provide regular formative feedback so that they can improve their knowledge and understanding of important concepts and be able to answer examination questions well.
Does this sound like an opportunity for you? Are you seeking a Full or Part-Time Business Studies vacancy from September? If so, apply NOW or get in touch for more information.