Welcome to the Business Department – Meet the team
‘The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail (in business) is not taking risks.’Mark Zuckerberg
Hi, I’m Miss Akhtar and I am the subject leader for Business at Wixams Academy. I started my teaching career in London teaching GCSE, A level and BTEC Business and have since been teaching here at the academy for the last two years. I am passionate about teaching Business because I love the way it unlocks creativity and confidence in my students. When I am not teaching, I love to travel and experience different cultures in different parts of the world.
Business Curriculum Intent
We intend to deliver a Business Studies curriculum that is engaging and inspiring and reflects the demands of a truly modern and evolving business environment – a qualification that enables learners to develop as commercially minded and enterprising individuals and helps them to succeed in their chosen pathway by supporting a variety of further education options such as A Level / Level 3 Business Studies, Economics, Accounting and Finance as well as aspects of Law.
Our curriculum introduces learners to a holistic level 2 qualification that emphasises on making connections between topics. Key subject content is taught by firstly investigating small enterprises and entrepreneurship and accumulating in to analysis of well established businesses in the second and final year of the three year program.
Contemporary and relatable contexts, real life business examples and current affairs will be used to enthuse our learners into the subject.
Topics to be studied include:
Theme 1: Investigating Small Business
- Topic 1.1 Enterprise and entrepreneurship
- Topic 1.2 spotting a business opportunity
- Topic 1.3 Putting a business idea into practice
- Topic 1.4 Making the business effective
- Topic 1.5 Understanding external influences on business
Theme 2: Building A Business
- Topic 2.1 Growing the business
- Topic 2.2 Making marketing decisions
- Topic 2.3 Making operational decisions
- Topic 2.4 Making financial decisions
- Topic 2.5 Making human resource decisions
Enterprise club – the opportunity to run your own small enterprise at the academy!
‘The Big Business Idea Challenge’ – Annual inter-house competition run at the academy where local entrepreneurs are called upon to judge our student’s original business ideas.
Various guest speakers – local business owners, young entrepreneurs, experts from different industries.
Planned trips – Amazon, Disney Land Paris, Local businesses.