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Local candidates address Stradbroke High School's students in advance of 'Mock Election'

Thanks to three of our local parliamentary candidates from the Labour, Green and Conservative parties who delivered addresses and answered questions from students in this morning's assembly.  This proved to give an excellent background in preparing students to vote in our forthcoming Mock Election…


Added by Business Studies on May 22, 2017 at 10:05 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School's Young Enterprise Company collects Runner Up Award in Suffolk Business Awards

Congratulations to 'Quality Sweets' on accepting two awards at the Suffolk Young Enterprise Business Awards:

Runner Up Award, presented by Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd. and Social Innovation Award presented by The East of England

Co-operative Society.

Twenty four schools and colleges entered the…


Added by Business Studies on April 28, 2017 at 13:16 — No Comments

Quality Sweets create confectionery mountain for Christmas Craft Fair - 26th November

 Come along to the Quality Sweets stall at the Christmas Craft Fair on November 26th to buy fabulous gifts for all the family at very reasonable prices. Top quality, hand picked confectionery presented in attractive packaging - ideal stocking fillers!…


Added by Business Studies on November 14, 2016 at 17:59 — No Comments

Businesses praise Year 10 pupils on Careers Day

It was a day of learning life skills such as hand shakes, eye to eye contact, confident body language and first impressions, and it culminated in a mock interview with a business person; this in a nutshell sums up Year 10 Careers Day, our annual event to help prepare pupils to present themselves effectively when they leave school whether it is for a college or university application or later when applying for employment.…


Added by Business Studies on November 10, 2016 at 9:49 — No Comments

Stradbroke High School is "a small school that punches way above its weight"!

At our annual awards evening last night, author and Sunday Times columnist India Knight described Stradbroke High School as "a small school that punches way above its weight". 

In front of an audience of families, staff, governors and pupils, Ms Knight, who says she moved her family from London to…


Added by Business Studies on October 21, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Cup a Soup - what do customers think?

Year 10 studying Market Research have devised a focus group activity to help Bachelors

find out how they might improve their range of Cup a Soups...…


Added by Business Studies on October 13, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Years 7, 8 and 9 meet employers and learn about careers

From Procter and Gamble to Petfood, Firefighting to Finance, US Airforce to Brewing and Air Ambulance to Agricultural Surveyor - careers were in the spotlight for Key Stage 3 pupils at the end of term. For two afternoons, pupils were engaged in Q&A sessions, demonstrations and interviews with 12 different business people who volunteered their time across a wide range of careers in order to widen pupils' understanding of careers they may not have otherwise considered.…


Added by Business Studies on July 21, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments

Women in Engineering and Energy Event - to engineer means to "make things happen"

Working offshore on an oil rig: designing and testing cosmetic bottles: designing and producing dosage counters for medical products not to mention designing aeroplanes for BAE and becoming a commanding officer for the RAF or overseeing the complete design and architecture of building services for contemporary premises or generating electricity with EDF...…


Added by Business Studies on June 27, 2016 at 12:57 — No Comments

Video Clips showing how small businesses can obtain finance - by Year 10 Business Studies pupils

Click the links below to watch pupils in year 10 have a first attempt at explaining how businesses can find the money they need to grow.  Watch this space for further information.

Brenden Carman and Lewis Harvey advise...

Harvey Robson and Sam Green advise...

Jenna Howsen and Brett Cotton…


Added by Business Studies on April 26, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Year 10 Create Tailor Made Business Start-Ups

Entrepreneurs in GCSE Business Studies have shown true ingenuity by devising business start-up ideas for each other.

Not only have they generated business ideas; they have devised the market research required, the SWOT analysis, drawn up the market maps and prescribed the…


Added by Business Studies on January 8, 2016 at 17:24 — No Comments

Lane Farm Country Foods - the future of food production

Added by Business Studies on December 3, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Mock Interviews with BASH

Year 10 pupils have made a fantastic impression on business people and learned some valuable tips about how to apply for jobs and college courses.  12 local business people participated in the 15 minute interviews along with all of year 10. Managing Director of Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Leisure, Tarnia Rob…


Added by Business Studies on November 27, 2015 at 16:30 — No Comments

Awards Evening "Wow, Wow, Wow"

Guest of Honour Sue Cook,

said " Wow, Wow, Wow" at the success of our pupils at Stradbroke High School at last night's Awards Evening.

School Wows Council’s Director for Children and Young People

Sue Cook, Suffolk County Council’s…


Added by Business Studies on October 23, 2015 at 8:30 — No Comments

Year 10 Business pupils practice Focus Group activity ready for Open Evening

Year 10 Business people have been carrying out primary market research through Focus Groups to investigate the qualities of cheese, biscuits and chocolate.

In teams, pupils collected their opinions about different aspects of each product including flavour, texture, appearance, packaging, and price in order to help understand how companies strive to meet customer needs. On Open Evening on October 13th, pupils will then conduct…


Added by Business Studies on October 7, 2015 at 17:50 — No Comments

Launch of BASH is a success

Nine local businesses attended the first Business Association of Stradbroke High School (BASH) meeting recently, where the 7.30 breakfast of bacon sandwiches was sponsored by Ian Whitehead of Lane Farm of Brundish. 
Representatives came along from Roger Skinner Ltd. in Stradbroke, Hill Farm Oils of Heveningham, BT at Martlesham, The Wildmeat Company, Tiddlywinks Nursery of Fressingfield, About People (UK ) Ltd and Volcano Training from Laxfield. In addition, the group was joined…

Added by Business Studies on October 7, 2015 at 16:42 — No Comments

Year 11 Business students get set to challenge local businesses

Year 11 pupils, in the second year of their GCSE, are busy writing surveys to help complete the 'real life' part of their course.

After choosing a local company to work with, pupils have to become business consultants and challenge business owners about how they motivate staff, recruit effectively, boost cash flow or perform other functions they have studied in depth.  The resulting reports comprise 25% of their GCSE grade so they need to be watertight, full of analysis, evaluation…


Added by Business Studies on September 23, 2014 at 16:58 — No Comments

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