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Welcome to Business

"Business opportunities are like buses, there‚Äôs always another one coming." 

Richard Branson                                                                     



In this increasingly competitive world, business study courses provide an edge to the learner as they teach many aspects of the corporate world. They not only give a feel of the business environment, but also instil soft skills in the learner's personality. Business courses will start with teaching you the main functions of a company. These include financial planning, customer service, motivation and team working in the workplace.

At The Long Eaton School, Business is taught using a variety of teaching and learning strategies that aim to stimulate interest in the world of Business, including simulations, role play, case studies, visits and competitions beyond the class room.

Subject Staff:

  • Mrs A Carman - Lead Teacher


Key Stage 4:

Students follow the BTEC Level 2 Award in Business. The course gives students the opportunity to work with local businesses and investigation visits are a vital part of ensuring the course has a real vocational context. ICT plays a key role in ensuring student success, with students working on computers regularly.

Key Stage 5:

The Applied General in Business is equivalent to one 'A' Level. This course is made up of coursework and an exam each year. It qualifies for UCAS points, enabling progression to study for a degree or BTEC Higher National Diploma, or relevant employment. This course is graded Pass, Merit and Distinction (equivalent to Grade E, C or A at 'A' Level).



Business has two dedicated computer rooms which are fitted with interactive white boards and projectors.


The Business Department aims to enrich student experiences through competitions, local visits and use of internet resources. Extra support is available at lunchtimes and after school for homework catch-up.