Business at Stringer
Business is not an exact science; there are no rules that work every time for all businesses. The study of businesses is an art which enables students to develop analytical and critical skills, transferable to college courses as well as future employment.
The best way to learn is to do! In Business we believe in, and encourage, students to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the study of business. We believe it is extremely important that students gain real experience of the business world and given opportunity to visit different types of business. Our curriculum trips have added value and have included Drusilla’s, Middle Farm, Thorpe Park and Disneyland. We also invite guest speakers to talk to our students to give them a healthy insight of the world of work. In the past we have had speakers from trading standards, entrepreneurs, programmers, fashion company employees, the theatre, a marketing company and a manager from a leisure centre.
There are 3 dedicated ICT classrooms, equipped with:
· 28 PCs equipped with specialist ICT curriculum and industry-standard software
· Projectors, speakers and whiteboards
· Headphones and digital cameras when required
· Dedicated table areas
· Height adjustable and swivel chairs
(Wrist rests and foot rests also available)
Teachers offer a variety of lunchtime and after school sessions which are held in various rooms of the ICT Suite. Business club held in D10 Tuesday lunchtimes where pupils, of all years, are invited to share business ideas before they are put into reality! Our GCSE students mentor those from lower school to ensure their business ventures run professionally and smoothly. We have a pre-love school uniform venture that joins many other well established ventures such as Valentine roses, Sports day ice cream, Easter gifts, Smoothie bike and our recent Brazilian food enterprise.