Our Business Studies courses at Clifton are exciting, relevant and practical.

We prepare our pupils for further study and the modern business world, giving them skills and knowledge that will be useful throughout their lives. We study all sizes of businesses from sole traders to PLCs whilst encouraging creative thinking about real-life business scenarios. Many Clifton leavers go on to study business-courses at the best universities in the UK and abroad.


We have a team of highly-experienced and inspirational teachers from a range of backgrounds.

At A Level, Clifton follows the Pearson Edexcel Business syllabus. The pupils learn a range of business skills from financial analysis, to human resources and operations management. Pupils will be able to link ideas and relate them to current businesses. Some of our sixth formers opt for the Pearson Edexcel BTEC Extended Certificate in Business. This is a more vocational programme which is assessed largely through coursework.

At GCSE, we follow the Cambridge International Exams (CIE) IGCSE syllabus. This is a two year course that provides an introduction to business. We aim to inspire our pupils to continue to study the subject at A level and beyond.

Why Study at Clifton College?

Whatever your level of study, you will be taught by expert teachers of business. The courses are engaging and will give you a wealth of practical and academic skills. We achieve excellent results and Business is a popular and growing subject within the School. We welcome outside speakers, including entrepreneurs and business academics, to the thriving Business Society and enjoy taking pupils on visits to businesses, including Jaguar Land Rover and the Morgan Motor Company in Worcestershire.