King James' School

Business & Social Studies

Head of Department: Mr J Blane

The Department is committed to providing quality academic and vocational courses that are appropriate to students’ future choices and are relevant to everyday life. Emphasis is placed upon the students adopting responsibility for their work and active involvement through enterprise activities, investigations and visits.

There is a wide range of subjects and courses within the Department. At Key Stage 4 the students can opt for GCSE Business Studies and Economics.

Advanced qualifications to A Level are available in Business, Economics, Psychology, Health & Social Care and Sociology. These subjects open up a range of possibilities from higher education on academic or vocational degrees to training and employment. The courses complement scientific, humanities, languages and arts based studies as well as being fascinating in their own right. Learning is enhanced by visits to local businesses and service providers.

Outside the classroom students from any subject can get involved in our enterprise activities including our very popular, well-established and highly successful Young Enterprise programme. Students get the opportunity to run their own business for a year in competition against teams from other schools and gain a great deal of commercial experience - some even make a profit!

Teaching Staff:

Mr J Blane
Mrs E Adams 
Mrs T Burt
Mr P Grist
Mrs L Herbert
Miss L Saywood 
Miss G Skinner
Miss N Waters 
Ms J Watson



Business & Social Studies