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A wonderful night this evening watching our cast of Matilda perform for . Thank you for hosting.


Mr Soar enjoyed his Executive Principal's breakfast this morning with Year 11 - and this was just his plate


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Festive loveliness at the South site of


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Great to see getting some good press for their success in league Well done all esp !


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Read about outstanding success in from south London champions ...


Thank you to all for their help in providing superb Christmas Lunch for all our pupils at Harris South & Upper Norwood


The famous Norwood Christmas Lunch from


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Christmas Lunch for all!!


Gosh! Is it that old? Here's a lovely one from today of the students presenting their version of Dahl's Matilda


Christmas Lunch for all!!


What do Ofsted say about the leadership & behaviour at HASN? "Pupil have deep understanding..."


We love working with to help our students hear from a range of influential people - this week it was hyper-fit Ed Warner


Who is Ed Warner? Harris are passionate about sport & we hosted hyper-fit Ed Warner (organiser of London Athletics World Championships) this week


How does Harris Academy South Norwood approach energy & high caffeine drinks & children's diets


Team PE supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign #🌈


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A fantastic day ahead discussing all things | fantastic to hear Rachel Cranwell from on her career journey


South Norwood Christmas festivities have begun


Our Squad is ready and raring to go! Wish them luck...


A brilliant day, thanks and for organising. Well done to the girls and to Samiya for winning the "Sportsmanship Award" #🏆

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Business Studies

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Why study  GCSE  Business Studies?


Would you like to set up you own business and be a  successful entrepreneur like Alan Sugar or Levis Roots?

Would you like to go and be a manager for a large business like John Lewis or M&S?

Have you got an interest in the news and how the government and their policies affect your life?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions then Business Studies is the GCSE for you! 

Course Outline

You will cover a range of topics in relation to both small businesses and large businesses including starting a small business or the different type of business organisations, finance, marketing, people and operational management.

These topics will be covered in lessons in preparation for the two examination.  The controlled assessment with be 5-8 hours of research based on the theory learnt in class followed by a three hour write up of these findings  under controlled conditions.  You will also develop a range of skills including presentation, communication, problem solving and leadership.


Unit 1 - Starting a Small Business Examination 60 Marks 1 Hour Examination 40%
Unit 2 - Growing as a Business Examination 60 Marks 1 Hour 35%
Unit 3 - Investigating Business Control Assessment 40 Marks 25%

Required skills and attributes

You are required to be committed to your learning and your revision of the topics. You are required to work well in teams and have good communication and presentation skills.  Good numeracy and good literacy skills are required.

Future pathways

Business Studies GCSE can be useful for absolutely every job. Business Studies is particular relevant if you want work in the Human Resources, Marketing and Finance department of either a small or large business. It  is also relevant if you want to work as an accountant, stoke broker, recruitment consultant or be an entrepreneur and set up your own business.

Business Studies is useful if you want to  study Business Studies, Accounts or Economics A Level or Business BTEC at Level 3.

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