A-Level Business is increasingly popular both at NTS and nationally with many students going on to complete business related degrees at university. We run the OCR Business A Level course which studies 2 units in Year 12: The Local Business Environment and The Wider Business Environment. These include study of Introduction to Business and Business Functions. Those progressing into Year 13 will study an additional unit looking at the Global Business Environment, which includes a great deal of Business Strategy topics. Business Studies is a regularly high performing Nelson Thomlinson School department in terms of “value added” scores. We are also looking forward to receiving University Masterclasses in Business & Leadership for our A-level students from the University of Cumbria.
The department is incredibly proud of its repeated strong performance in the highly competitive Young Enterprise Company Programme which is open to all Year 12 students. Each year a company sets up and develops, produces and sells a product and then attends a series of trade events to compete against other schools. In each of the past 5 years NTS teams have reached the National Finals in London out of 22,000 students nationally.
Following the success of Digi Pi in 2014, Cumbria Unwrapped in 2015 and in 2016 the Eduvation team were Cumbria County champions, North East and Cumbria Champions and as such again reached the prestigious London National Finals with their innovative new GCSE Economics Revision Guide and App. In 2017, one of our pupils was a national finalist for the prestigious Young Enterprise Journey Award. Most recently. Despite the challenges of Covid on the Youth Enterprise team ‘Green Whisker’s Society’ they competed remotely in the National Competition and were named Cumbria County Champions. In 2018 our team ‘Too Bee or Not to Bee’ also won to go through to the national finals event at County Hall, with their award winning bee boxes to help protect the bee population.
For further information please contact Miss Walker or Mr Beechey.