GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Business Studies

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Business Studies:

Our intent is to equip and upskill students with Business life skills so they can progress further with their studies with the Cambridge National and beyond, but to ensure they are employment ready. ​Through the study of Buisess students should be able to challenge themselves from a Business perspective and achieve no matter what level they wish to progress to in a career.​

Digital Literacy:

Through their time at MHS we encourage students to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world and Ensure that students become digitally literate at a level suitable for the future workplace as active, aware and informed participants in the digital world.​

Business Studies Curriculum 


Learning hours

Year group 7 8 9 10 11
Learning hours per week 1 1 1 2 2

Knowledge, understanding and skills



Year 7

Year 8

Year 9


Using Computers safely, effectively and responsibility

  1. Meridian Log in and Computing Lab

  2. File Organisation and Google Classroom

  3. Respectful Online Communication and Email

  4. Cyberbullying

  5. Assessment

  6. E-Safety

Understanding Computers and Microsoft Software

  1. Respectful Online Communication and Email

  2. Cyberbullying and E-Safety

  3. Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  4. Microsoft Excel and OneDrive

  5. Assessment

  6. Microsoft Outlook and Forms

Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence in Business 

  1. Computer Crime 

  2. Protecting Personal Data (Copyright)

  3. What is Artificial Intelligence?

  4. What is Machine Learning?

  5. Assessment

  6. Ethics of Artificial Intelligence



  1. Entrepreneur and Enterprise

  2. Entrepreneurial Characteristics

  3. Products and Services

  4. Target Market 

  5. Assessment

  6. Entrepreneurs

Personal and Business Finance 

  1. Sales Revenue, Cash and Profit

  2. Credit and Debit

  3. Budgeting

  4. Sources of Finance

  5. Assessment

  6. Managing Risk

Marketing and Pitching a Business Proposal

  1. The Assignment and Market Research

  2. Review of Market Research and Identify Market

  3. Develop the Product Proposal

  4. Costs for the Proposal

  5. Assessment/ Pitch

  6. Risks and Challenges


Networks and Data 

  1. Computer Networks 

  2. Networking Hardware

  3. The Internet and WWW

  4. Spreadsheets

  5. Assessment

  6. How does this relate to Business?

Marketing Mix

  1. Product

  2. Price

  3. Promotion

  4. Place

  5. Assessment

  6. How the Marketing Mix Works Together


  1. What is Branding?

  2. Create a Logo

  3. Promotional Campaign

  4. Final Preparation

  5. Assessment

  6. Review of your Branding



  1. Market Research

  2. Conduct Market Research

  3. Create a Product

  4. Public Relations

  5. Assessment

  6. How to Sell a Product

Social Enterprise and the Local Community 

  1. Social Enterprise

  2. Support for Enterprise

  3. Conduct Market Research and Reporting

  4. Local Community

  5. Assessment

  6. SWOT Analysis

Human Resources and Production 

  1. Recruitment and Selection

  2. Training and Development

  3. Legislation and Business

  4. Distribution Channels

  5. Assessment

  6. Types of Production


Google Software

  1. Google Docs

  2. Google Slides

  3. Google Drive

  4. Google Sheets

  5. Assessment

  6. Google Software

Graphics and Business 

  1. Vector Graphics 

  2. Conveying Meaning 

  3. Conveying Meaning and Feedback

  4. Product Lifecycle

  5. Assessment

  6. Create Your Own Graphics

Motivation and Business Ownership 

  1. Motivation

  2. Sole Traders and Partnerships

  3. Limited Business’s

  4. Franchise

  5. Assessment

  6. Motivation and Business


Using Media for Promotion 

  1. Licensing images and credibility of sources

  2. Advertising Mediums

  3. Sales Promotions

  4. Advertising and Fixed Costs

  5. Assessment

  6. Finding a Cause

Website Development 

1. HTML and Website Design

2. Marketing Mix

3. Website Design and Promotion

4. Product/ Service

5. Assessment 

6. Marketing Mix

The Economy 

  1. The Economy and GDP

  2. Inflation and Employment

  3. Exchange Rates and Interest Rates

  4. Taxation and HMRC

  5. Assessment

  6. UK Tourism

5 year learning journey

Business Studies Learning Journey 




The combination of academic challenge and practical focus makes the prospect of studying business and taking it further as a career highly appealing for those attracted to the competitive, yet collaborative learning environment offered by many business schools and departments.

Business careers



KS3 Business 

  • Meridian 5 a day quiz at the start and end of each lesson
  • Exit quiz
  • Challenge questions
  • Half termly assessments
  • Prep packs
  • Home learning quizzes

KS4 Cambridge Nationals

  • Meridian 5 a day quiz at the start and end of each lesson
  • Exit quiz
  • Challenge questions
  • End of topic assessments
  • Home learning exam questions
  • Whole school mocks
  • R067- External examination
  • R068- Coursework completed under controlled conditions
  • R069- Coursework completed under controlled conditions


Feedback is a vital tool to support our students in meeting or exceeding their target grades. In Business studies and Computing feedback happens in the following ways:

  • Peer/Self assessment 
  • Mock exam feeback
  • Whole class feedback
  • Verbal feedback
  • Parent reporting

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Learning beyond the classroom

Trips and visits

Cadbury World

Local visits and tours 

Additional opportunities

Bank of England visit and external speakers 

National Apprenticeship Week