Business, Economics and Enterprise

The Business Studies, Economics and Enterprise Department (BEED) teaches students how to understand the stimulating and complex world of Business and Economics. This academic and corporate environment is further explored through a range of opportunities and trips organised by the department.

The department has a extremely high record of academic achievement, with a large proportion of students continuing to study undergraduate Business & Economics related degrees at leading UK universities.

Departmental Aims

BEED aims to achieve the following:


BEED consists of large, dedicated and resourced classrooms on the first floor of Gadsden building and in C Block. The teaching rooms are well equipped with a computer for each student in 2 PC rooms, featuring monitored access to the internet and school intranet. A learning resource used to good effect is the interactive whiteboard, which allow students to engage in the learning through the use of modern technology. See the BEED VLE webpage for more resources.

Student Enrichment

BEED has always placed large emphasis on offering experiences which add value to any student’s learning within the department. We are actively involved in;

Staff list:

Mr Robinson is the head of BEED. Mr Robinson has overseen A level Economics for the past 4 years and has seen student numbers increase dramatically. Mr Robinson attended Nottingham University where he studied Economics.

Miss Rasi joined Hayes in September 2014 and is now 2i/c in the department, largely overseeing the BTEC and Applied A-Level provision. She has been running her family business since she graduated, and 5 years ago became a teacher as well. Miss Rasi studied Maths and Business Studies.

Mrs Tetzlaff joined the school in 2015 as Teacher of Business Studies and Maths. Upon graduating from the University of Hull, Mrs Tetzlaff moved to London to pursue a career in The City. Her roles included Marketing Manager, Finance Manager and finally Recruitment Consultant, specialising in the placement of senior finance executives at various Blue Chip clients, including HSBC, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America. After 11 years of working in The City, Mrs Tetzlaff decided to make a change in her career path to find new challenges in teaching. Mrs Tetzlaff took her PGCE with the IOE in Economics and Business Studies and has been teaching since 2010.

Mr Hazlehurst joined the school in 2006 and is now Assistant Principal. Within our department he teaches all of our subjects across key stage 4 and 5. Currently, he is focusing upon Year 13 Economics, and Year 10 and 11 groups studying the Business GCSE.

Mr N Durham

Mrs L Ogbechie

Mr A Allred

Courses Studied:

Key Stage 4:
Edexcel GCSE Business Studies

Key Stage 5:
Edexcel AS/A2 Business Studies
AQA AS/A2 Economics

Edexcel BTEC National Business Level 3

Vocational Courses:

With vocational courses parents can easily get involved to help their son/ daughter. As the courses have a huge vocational element there is pressure on the students to not only complete coursework but to also complete coursework within deadlines. Parents experience of the 'real world’will help student's think about other possible solutions and scenarios.

Academic Courses:

Like vocational courses a parent’s experience of the real world will easily aid student’s in their studies. We encourage parents to get involved with student’s home work as well as coursework so a the student is looking at a business