King James' School

Business & Social Studies

Head of Department: Mr B Foley

The Faculty 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 and Economics. 

Advanced qualifications to A Level are available in Business, Economics, Psychology and Sociology. Vocational qualifications are also available in Applied Business and Health & Social Care. These subjects open up a range of possibilities for higher education in 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 B Foley
Mrs T Burt
Mr S Foster
Mr P Grist
Ms B Noble
Mr J O´Hara
Mrs G Porter
Ms J Watson



Business & Social Studies