At Red Kite, you’ll learn how to teach Business Studies in a way that motivates, embeds and helps to retain knowledge, helping young people to enjoy this academic and vocational subject. You will have a direct impact on how young people engage with finance, economics and other subjects relating to enterprise education. As Business Studies covers a range of courses at Key Stage 4 and 5, you will experience teaching and delivery modes across the 14-19 age range, including the opportunity to explore additional subjects such as Economics and Computing.
You’ll learn how to plan and sequence lessons across each key stage, understanding the importance of guiding students on the journey they will take in Business Studies through concepts that will help to shape their understanding of the modern local, national and global Business contexts.
You’ll also spend quality time observing expert Business Studies teachers, and teachers from other disciplines such as Economics, Computing and Enterprise, and exploring the strategies they use to manage behaviour and create an inclusive classroom environment that considers challenges students may encounter.
Our courses are comprehensive and multi-layered, involving:
- Red Kite professional development days
- School placements
- University lectures
- Twilight sessions
- Conferences, tutorials and mini-placements focussed on Barriers to Learning, Special Educational Needs, Adult Mental Health, Behaviour, English as an Additional Language and Employment.
- Reading, research and reflections
At the end of your time with us, you’ll have the unique opportunity to gain a PGCE from the University of Leeds, thanks to our exclusive partnership with their prestigious School of Education. This involves four days on campus four virtual days and three assignments – all of which are done by Easter so you can then relax and focus on teaching for the last part of course.
All Red Kite training both in out of school is led by practising teachers who are experts in their field, backed by a support network that is designed to let you focus on teaching make sure that on every step of your journey you feel challenged, supported and valued.