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“Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.”


Studying business at Deptford Green is an ideal platform for students to maximise their progress and attainment by developing the skills and talents they already hold and through practical participation in a range of vocational business activities. Thus, students become equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress onto the next stage of their education, irrespective of their prior attainment. The course gives students the opportunity to have a deeper understanding of the concept of the real business world and help to shape and inspire them to enter into the world of business. Learners also partake in a range of enrichment opportunities that help them become responsible citizens capable of making positive contributions to society.

Classroom Activities and Enrichment

Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) follows a 2-year programme. All students should experience most of these activities:

  • Discussion - one to one or in groups
  • Research – group or individual using a variety of methods
  • Report writing – manually or using ICT
  • Presentations – in groups or individually
  • Practical work
  • Display work
  • Visits to organisations/companies
  • Work with visitors


We will be offering Pearson Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Business to Year 10 students in 2024-25 academic year. This will be aimed at 14–16-year-olds studying Key Stage 4 curriculum who are interested in the Business sector. The GCSE qualification is graded and certified on a nine-grade scale from 9 to 1 using the total subject mark where 9 is the highest grade.

The Pearson Edexcel GCSE in Business consists of two externally-examined papers. ‚Äč

*The Year 11 students in 2024-25 academic year will be studying the NCFE Level 1/2 Technical Award in Business and Enterprise Qualification. It complements GCSE qualifications and is designed to match the rigour and challenge of GCSE study. The qualification is graded at Level 1 Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* and Level 2 Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction* (equivalent to GCSE grades 8.5–1). Please note: This qualification will be discontinued at Deptford Green School in August 2025.

Mrs Tumkevice - Head of Business and Computing: