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SMSC in Business Studies

In Business Studies students are encouraged to explore sexism, racism and discrimination through the discussion of laws and recruitment and the implications on businesses. Students are encouraged to express their own opinions and explore different examples. Students also explore their own feelings and outlooks and reflect upon topics such as ethics.

Moral development in Business Studies
In Business Studies students look at employment legislation and investigate discrimination in the workplace. Student also complete a unit of work on ethics in business and investigate why some business adopt ethical practices while others do not.

Cultural development in Business Studies
In Business Studies students look at the impact of the EU and how this impacts business trade. Students are encouraged to explore the wealth of different countries and how developed they are. Students will research less economically developed countries and the impact this has on businesses and people.

Social development in Business Studies
In Business Studies students work collaboratively on a range of projects, particularly on the Enterprise unit where they have to work together as a small business and develop product ideas and marketing strategies. Students then present their ideas to the rest of the class in a Dragons Den lesson. Throughout the GCSE, students are encouraged to develop their team working skills through collaborative work and research.