Business Studies

Welcome to the Business Studies web pages for the Grand Union Training Partnership. Here you will find information relevant to the teaching of this important subject.   Increasingly, Business Studies is taught to students at all Key Stages in schools. This GUTP course prepares trainees to teach a variety of Business related courses, including: GCE AS/A2 level, GCE Applied, GCSE and other vocational courses such as BTEC and Cambridge National. Topics covered on training include:
  • An introduction to the Business Studies curriculum
  • Lesson planning and evaluation
  • Assessment strategies
  • Planning for classroom management
  • Planning for student continuity and progression
  • Applying assessment criteria in business
  • Enterprise Education and Work Related Learning
  • ICT as a teaching resource
  • ICT as a learning resource
  • Strategies for enabling equal access to the Business Studies curriculum
  • Finance and Marketing in the Business Studies curriculum
  • Human Resources and Operations Management in the Business Studies curriculum
  • External Influences and Economics in the Business Studies curriculum
Subject Specific Aims:
The following aims are in addition to the overall aims of the Grand Union Training Partnership.
  • To increase awareness amongst trainee teachers of their crucial role in raising standards within Business Education.
  • To encourage pupils to take into consideration the ethical and social responsibilities placed on business.
  • To promote the spirit of enterprise amongst pupils.
  • To develop knowledge and understanding of the role of business education in the whole curriculum, with particular reference to key stage 4 and 5.
  • To provide opportunities to develop effective teaching and assessment strategies in business education.
  • To offer pupils every opportunity to expand their own knowledge and understanding of business, both locally and globally.
  • To promote the role of business studies in the world at large and the importance that it plays in people’s lives.
Training for each subject is undertaken through a number of twilight sessions and subject training days held in the various schools throughout the academic year. Potential Associate Teachers wishing to embark on the training programme must possess a relevant degree and grade C, or above, in Maths and English at GCSE. Relevant business experience may also be considered.
Exam boards used by the schools in which Associate Teachers train include AQA, Edexcel, OCR and WJEC. Click on the links below to access these sites.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like further information.

EBEA (Economics & Business Education Association)

The Economics & Business Education Association represents teachers and lecturers of business studies and related subjects in schools and colleges throughout the UK. The prime objective of our site is to:
  • provide information about the work of the EBEA
  • support high quality teaching and learning in business economics
  • provide links for teachers and lecturers of economics and business studies


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Telephone: 01327 350284 ext 253.