Year 13 Business Studies

Year 13 students have been working extremely hard this year on a number of different events for their coursework. The students most recently took part in a unit which asked them to run a business event; in this case they chose to run a set of fairground themed stalls at the school production; which included a food and drink stall, homemade popcorn, a photo wall and cut out photo boards. The Year 13 students raised a healthy profit from the event and the chose to donate the takings to help the Performing Arts department and future shows.

The Year 13 students also channelled their inner Lord Alan Sugar’s and showed what it takes to hire the right person for the job, on an interview panel. The students had to plan an interview schedule and then conduct a full interview for a specific job. The interviews took place in the conference room with the students dressed in business wear. The Year 13 students were professional and gained an excellent insight into the interview process. 

Enterprise Week 2009 with special guest Raef Bjayou

Raef Bjayou and Sixth FormersThe Business studies department has had a very busy couple of weeks.

We have taken part in the HERO and Prince’s Trust Events. This meant students got to work with Stars from ‘The Apprentice’, they met and worked with Ruth Badger and also we have been lucky enough to have Raef Bjayou come and work with pupils, we had him making key rings and also he painted a picture that we raffled! Some of the staff had their picture taken and are proud owners of their key rings! Raef was very impressed with the College and really enjoyed working with the pupils and said the behaviour and attitude was outstanding! At the end of the week the team and I went to The Hilton and won the Best Business idea and Trade Stand! Overall we raised over £450, which we split between CAFOD and the Prince’s Trust.

We have also had more success, the 6th form made it through from 100 Colleges in the North West to the regional finals of ‘Make our Mark’; the Year 12 Business Students went to Manchester City Football Club and presented their idea, although we did not win the overall competition, the group won the award for Best Team for thinking on their feet. We have won a lovely Hazel tree to plant in the school grounds, this will mark the occasion for years to come.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the pupils who have worked with the department to make all these events happen and also staff and pupils for their continued support with enterprise and I hope you enjoyed meeting Raef!

Take a look at the gallery to see the pupils in action.

Enterprise Week Calling All Entrepreneurs 16th - 20th November

RaefLook out the various activities that will be taking place over the week. You can buy a friendship keying during the week from our mini enterprise people, also 6th form are having an 80s fancy dress with a business theme, this is being judged by Raef from The BBC 1 Television programme The Apprentice. You can come along at break to meet him and see the 6th form fancy dress parade!
Raef is also going to paint a picture for the team to raffle and help raise more money for both The Prince’s Trust and a Local Catholic Charity to be chosen by SVP.

Make Your MarkLook at the pictures in the gallery of the day the team met Ruth Badger also from The Apprentice, she helped them come up with ideas for the day! The business students are also going to take part in a national competition on Monday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

Year 7 take part in NATWEST Enterprise Day

NATWEST Enterprise DayOn Wonderful Wednesday dated 3rd June 2009 the whole of year 7 took part in the NATWEST ENTERPRISE DAY.

They had to work in teams and create an event for 100 people. They had to decide what was the theme - this was based around a European Country, they had to research suitable foods based around their country and then set and price the menu. They also decided how to entertain the guests and tried to make a profit out of their £1800 budget.

There was some superb work created and the students where a real credit to themselves and the school.

All pupils engaged in the day and the teachers working with the pupils praised their enthusiasm and commitment to create some outstanding work. Well done to you all - have a look at the Gallery!