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06/11/18

Calling come and join us on our success journey!! https://t.co/iNNt8ZIuJR

04/11/18

Thank you!! We are so proud of our students - always looking for collaborative opportunities!!

04/11/18

Retweeted From Chestnut Park School

Please do share this wonderful performance in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash- simply beautiful and moving performance from https://t.co/I3J1nquA2q

03/11/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

Maths SouthEast https://t.co/z9eHHU2rdq By: 19th Nov For: ASAP Full time teacher of mathematics required in Croydon. Highly competitive salary with fantastic career opportunities. NQTs welcome. Email recruitment.org for more information https://t.co/vRsSMRkmLq

03/11/18

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

DT/RM SouthEast https://t.co/DmFyKSNbLV By: 19th Nov For: ASAP Art teacher and a RM (Product Design) teacher vacancy There is flexibility around this appointment and the successful candidate could be a specialist in either subject. https://t.co/URqf5I8ciO

03/11/18

Retweeted From Jen@GLFTT

✨Support and , as they come together to reach out and support their local community! Very touching! ✨ https://t.co/lWs3XU7eTT

03/11/18

we would love you to help our wonderful students who performed this cover of your amazing song as a tribute to the Croydon Tram Crash that devastated our community. Please please get behind us!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

03/11/18

Ok Twitter we need your help!!! Our amazingly talented and caring students created this wonderful song in memory of the Croydon Tram Crash which devastated our community. Get behind the students and order your version of the song now!! https://t.co/iv4gsYE3jr

02/11/18

We can't wait to see you both!!! Welcome to the family!!

01/11/18

Absolutely amazing work from our Meridian Master Chefs!! Well done to all of the students for creating such delicious and beautifully artistic plates of food!! https://t.co/sGSPSfrDxj

31/10/18

We are so proud of our students!! https://t.co/L6r5kBF3lc

30/10/18

Retweeted From Barking Dog Media

There are nine fantastic reasons to join and you can find them HERE: https://t.co/in4mzC6CAK What are you waiting for?

30/10/18

Retweeted From Sarah Lynagh

Any former students interested in a career in IT? We have vacancies for onsite/field engineers/service desk analysts & can offer training. Contact our recruitment team ; we’d love to hear from you.

22/10/18

We ask house leaders to nominate students who have 100% attendance, lots of meridian miles and who have gone above and beyond during the half term for example been kind - the students were very happy to be nominated and each half term a new group will be chosen

19/10/18

What a wonderful way to end a fantastic first half term!! with our Head Mr Giles and Mrs Watson! Well done to all the winners who have been AMAZING this half term! 👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/pSFhLd0Jo8

19/10/18

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Great lesson withyear 11 today summarising the whole of Bioenergetics in preparation for the PPE’s after half term. Questions and answers were superb, followed by some application to exam question. What an absolute delight to teach! https://t.co/IhQyuWf2b3

12/10/18

Thank you for coming!! Our year 11s had a brilliant day! https://t.co/XdaRkMXb6i

12/10/18

Thank you for coming!! What a great day of careers advice and master classes our Year 11 students had! https://t.co/AHxk9WBJ1p

12/10/18

Our students at the Brit School today as part of our REACH day!!! Brilliant day had by all thank you to Mr Frederick and Mr Wright for taking the students and to the Brit School for hosting! https://t.co/kq5LBegdBq

12/10/18

Year 10 starting their full day of fitness activities thank you to the trainers from Q Gym in Grays for creating an amazing day for our students! https://t.co/guDmsTNcLs

Business Studies

What is Business Studies for at Meridian High School?

Business Studies is a KS4 subject that we aim to offer from Year 9 onwards. 

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