We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning.

Business and Finance Studies at Mascalls Academy aims to inspire students to understand the importance of enterprise and the nature of Business and Finance in the real world. Students will leave the classroom with transferable skills allowing students a smooth transition from an educational environment to a work environment. Students will look at a range of life skills including, team work, problem solving, independent learning and communication skills. They will gain an awareness of the impact of business and finance in the real world through exploring a range of diverse case studies from local to global businesses. Students will come to appreciate a wide view of how businesses operate in a multicultural society which will open their views to the evolving nature of businesses. Business Studies will also nurture their creative side in developing marketing and promotional campaigns, planning and pitching business ideas as well as having the opportunity to partake in employment interviews and hone their CV and interview skills in order to be in a strong position to gain employment or continue into higher education.

The opportunity to develop their financial acumen when it comes to understanding personal finance will be explored allowing students to study different forms of mortgages, lending, savings, investments and government regulations, therefore building the foundations of knowledge for their future outside of education.