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16/09/18

students and our amazing librarian would love these!! https://t.co/8Zi9rnF2mX

14/09/18

It's been a fantastic week at the school! Very excited for the year ahead! Our open evening is on Wednesday 19th September from 5pm - we look forward to welcoming new students into our Meridian family!

14/09/18

Always a pleasure having brilliant support from Learning and Teaching Leads! https://t.co/smMPzN0U13

07/09/18

A brilliant first week back!! and our amazing students have had a wonderful start to the year! Looking forward to Monday! Have a lovely weekend! https://t.co/24LuUCdom1

05/09/18

So lovely to welcome our new Year 7 students to the Meridian family... and amazing to meet more brilliant parents!! https://t.co/bzEvRtUiER

04/09/18

We have had an amazing couple of INSET days and we are very much looking forward to meeting our brand new Year 7 students tomorrow! Welcome to the family!

04/09/18

Great to have you as part of the meridian family

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

A very warm welcome to our two brand new schools which officially open today (1 September)! and are now fully part of the family! Best wishes to and as they lead.

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jon Chaloner

Welcome to our new colleagues who have either joined a school within today or the central team supporting our schools. We are delighted to work with you as you support and teach our children and young people. https://t.co/QaiC7ldU6s

02/09/18

Very excited to be welcoming our new and returning staff back tomorrow! Inset day begins at 8:30am! /19 https://t.co/qt8sDAVceB

02/09/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

Whether you’re returning after the summer break or joining us for the first time, good luck and welcome to all staff and students

28/08/18

We are looking forward to welcoming our staff back on Monday 3rd September, Year 7 Wednesday 5th from 11am, Year 7 and 11 on Thursday 6th and all of our wonderful young people back to school on Friday 7th September!!

24/08/18

Retweeted From Jo Tanner

So proud of our Year 11 students receiving their GCSE results today - and of our great team to helped them get there. https://t.co/e7jUjFDTly

23/08/18

Congratulations to our students and staff across and a huge thank you to for coming to support us! Team MHS are proud to continue .. bring on the new year! https://t.co/RLQsz2S3pQ

22/08/18

A reminder for tomorrow.... all students can collect their GCSE results from 10am Good Luck Everyone!! https://t.co/Xmc7VYgRAu

16/08/18

A message to all Parents and Year 11 students: GCSE results will be available to collect from 10am on Thursday 23rd August from School. https://t.co/Bv3Il19MK7

28/07/18

Such an honour to be part of this amazing event! We are so proud of the staff and student participants https://t.co/Nz14bBSN0o

Business Studies

What is Business Studies for at Meridian High School?

Business Studies is an option subject that is taught to students from year 9 onwards. This is a dynamic subject that inspires students and develops engaging and enterprising minds. 

Why does Business Studies as a subject matter?

Business Studies as a subject is important as all skills, knowledge and understanding developed by students whilst studying this subject impact on their academic and working future. 

What does Business Studies help young people to achieve?

Students understand the topic of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Students will develop an understanding of spotting a business opportunity. Students will know how to put a business idea into practice. Students will develop skills in making the business effective. Students will understand external influences on business.

Whilst studying Business Studies students will learn how to growing the business. How and why businesses make marketing decisions. Students will understand operational decisions. Students will know the financial decisions businesses have to make. Students will also learn the topic making human resource decisions

Students who undertake Business Studies as an option will prepared to face their future with the skills, ambition, passion and confidence needed. 


Topics covered in Year 9:

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship
  • How new business ideas come about
  • The role of business enterprise and the purpose of business activity
  • The role of entrepreneurship
  • Spotting a business opportunity
  • Identifying and understanding customer needs
  • The purpose of market research
  • Understanding the competitive environment
  • Putting a business idea into practice
  • Business revenues, cost and profits
  • Interpretation of break even diagrams

Topics covered in Year 10:

  • Making the business effective
  • The options for start-up and small businesses
  • The concept of limited liability
  • The types of business ownership for start-ups
  • The option of starting up and running a franchise operation
  • Factors influencing business location
  • The marketing mix
  • The role and importance of a business plan
  • Business stakeholders
  • Technology and business
  • Legislation and business
  • External influences
  • Business growth
  • Business and globalisation
  • Ethics, the environment and business

Topics covered in Year 11:

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Product life cycle
  • Branding and differentiation
  • Building a successful marketing mix
  • Meeting customer needs
  • Managing stock and quality
  • Design and research development
  • Effective customer service
  • Meeting consumer protection laws
  • Effective financial Management. How to improve cash flow
  • How to improve profit
  • Break-even charts and break-even analysis
  • Financing growth
  • Effective people management
  • Motivation theory
  • Communication
  • Remuneration
  • The wider world affecting business
  • Economic issues affecting international trade

Qualification title:

Edexcel GCSE Business Studies (2BS01) - Year 11

Edexcel GCSE Business (1BS0) - Year 9 & 10

Additional learning resources:

  • BBC news app on mobile phone
  • Watch Newsnight at least once a week
  • Watch the Apprentice
  • A-Z Business Studies