Head of Department

Mrs C Shaw


The mission of the Business Department at Cwmbran High is to give students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the features and dynamics of business in a challenging, caring and supportive environment. Students are motivated and encouraged to achieve, believe in themselves and celebrate their successes.

The department offers courses that are academic in nature, challenging in content and universally recognised for their worth.

At Key Stage 4 students study the BTEC First Award in Business. This is a practical and dynamic course covering a range of business concepts and provides a broad overview of a range of areas within a business environment. Students study the marketing and branding of a range of businesses and analyse the promotional and marketing activities of different brands. Students will also studying business accounting and finance, being able to set up and analyse balance sheets, cash flow forecasts and profit and loss accounts. There are also units based on the business environment and setting up a business where students will create a business plan to set up a business of their choice.

Studying Business gives an excellent insight into the world of work and how a business is organised and structured while developing literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.