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 and public services in a challenging, caring and supportive environment. Students are motivated and encouraged to achieve, believe in themselves and celebrate their successes.
The department offers a suite of courses that are academic in nature, challenging in content and universally recognised for their worth. We teach the subject in a lively, dynamic manner so that students are enthused by it and wish to achieve the very best grade that they can.
At Key Stage 4 students study the BTEC First Award in Business which is an exciting and dynamic course which examines how businesses work internally, marketing and promotion of products and services, business finance, recruitment and selection and entrepreneurship.
At KS5 we offer the BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business. This enables students to develop both a broad understanding of Business principles including marketing, business communication, accounting, recruitment and selection, and the business economy.
We also offer BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services. Students are given the opportunity to explore the uniformed services such as Police, Fire, Army, Ambulance and the Civil Service. The course provides an understanding of the role of government and students develop the knowledge and skills to be informed citizens and public service employees.