Whatever job any of our students undertake in the future, it is likely to be in a business, whether self employed, working for the government or in the private sector, including charities.
The content we offer in both GCSE and A Level Business is designed to engage students through topics and issues that are relevant in today’s society such as the impact of digital technology, business ethics and globalisation. Through the study of Business, students will gain many transferrable skills such as communication, teamwork, problem solving, numeracy and literacy, which will equip them to enter the next stage of their education or employment with confidence.
Mrs Whitlow is an Economics graduate from the University of York who has taught at Bury Grammar School for over twenty years.
After graduating, she completed her PGCE in Economics & Business Education/ICT & PE at the University of Hull and took up her first teaching post in London.
A relocation back to the North two years later brought her to Bury Grammar School where she has been teaching since 1996, primarily in Economics & Business, but also lower school ICT and PE.
Maria became Head of Economics & Business in 2007; passionate about her subjects and committed to getting the best outcome for every student in her care.
Maria is a great advocator of extra curricular provision and has had much success leading many Young Enterprise teams for over twenty years.
As a longstanding member of the Sixth Form Tutor team, Maria has successfully aided hundreds of students through the UCAS process, supporting them on their academic journey.
Maria is now delighted to takes up her role as Head of Social & Computer Science Faculty, excited to working alongside a fantastic team, retaining her role as Head of Business.