The Business Department
Welcome to the Business Department headed by myself, Mr Rock and assisted by Mrs Dillon and Mrs Smith. At Presdales we aim to provide students with a high quality learning experience which fosters a genuine interest and enjoyment of the business world around them.
This is achieved by keeping the content up to date, relevant and fresh. 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.
This department offers a popular option for Yr 10 GCSE students where we generally have 3 groups of about 22 in year 10 and the same in year 11. The results are consistently good over with 80% of students achieving an A* to C and significant numbers achieving beyond their FFT target grade.
The course offers a unique combination of Economics and Business taught by applying theory to current topical material.