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Patchway Community School



The Business Education Department is an exciting and lively learning environment.

Students enjoy studying the real world of work in a practical way. In order to achieve this we ensure that lessons are active and thought provoking and that students are given the opportunity to visit a number of businesses and speak to people from industry. 

We aim to:

  • Develop and stimulate an interest and enthusiasm for the world of business;
  • Encourage students to understand the link between the world of business and the classroom;
  • Develop opportunities for independent learning;
  • Equip students with the skills they need to succeed in life;
  • Develop a sense of responsibility in their work and their environment.

We offer our students the opportunity to study a range of business related courses and participate in extra curricula enterprise activities.

Key Stage 4

Students can study BTEC Business. Business Studies at Patchway Community School teaches students about starting their own business and develops their enterprise skills.

Students will learn about: 

  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Enterprise

Key Stage 5

We aim to provide students at Post-16 with a variety of business and business related subjects to choose from such as Work Skills and Enterprise Skills which enable students to develop a good understanding of subject knowledge as well as a practical insight into the real world. Lessons are delivered in a practical and memorable way, supported by industry speakers and visits.