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Copleston High School

To do ‘business’ is to engage in some commercial activity with someone else. To study business is to understand the key decisions that must be made in order to ensure both people ‘doing business’ are satisfied.
Business at Copleston is the 6th Form’s most popular subject, with over one third of our students sitting the course. It is a subject with an ever-growing relevance to the way we live our lives as individuals, consumers and entrepreneurs. Students study the main functional areas of a business, and what makes any organisation succeed, before developing an understanding of the wider business contexts we operate in.
Business is a broad subject, that can be the first step towards many different career pathways.


“You have everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself”

Seth Godin


Curriculum Maps

A summary of some of the topics we study are outlined in our curriculum maps:


How will my child be assessed?


Assessment and Feedback Outline Approach


The assessment timeline consists of one formal exam assessment in each half term for both year groups supplemented by knowledge tests after each Unit.

Year 12:

October Assessment 1 (Theme 1)

December Assessment 2 (Theme 1)

January Mock Exam 1 (Paper 1 AS)

March Assessment 1 (Theme 2)

May Assessment 2 (Theme 2)

June Mock Exam 2 (Paper 2 AS)


Year 13:

October Assessment 1 (Theme 3)

November Mock Exam 1 (Paper 2 A2)

January Assessment 2 (Theme 3)

February Mock Exam 2 (Paper 3 A2)

April Assessment 1 (Theme 4)

May Mock Exam 3 (Paper 1 A2)


All of the above will be exam assessments consisting of exam style questions and will be marked formally. Students study 10 units in each year, and will be assessed on knowledge and skill at the end of each unit, with the majority of this assessment taking place through peer/self-assessment.