b'Whitemoor BUSINESS STUDIESLakes2023 TRIPSBusiness acumenApril is usually a busy month for all businesses, the end of the financial year bringing big challenges and tight deadlines. However, it was busy for an altogether different reason for HGSs A-level Business students as they attempted to brush up on their business acumen.Year 12 attended an enterprise taster day run by Aston Universitys Business School. They heard from amazing guest speakers in local industries, learned more about pathways into enterprise at university and got to try their hand at some marketing challenges. It was a great experience for the students and invaluable for a better understanding of how to enter the world of business at higher education level and beyond.Revision at the cinemaFor hardworking Year 13 students, a trip to Star City was the perfect tonic. Now I know what youre thinking bowling, relaxation, good food, the cinema? A carefree day or R & R? Sadly not. Instead of a film show, Year 13 went to the cinema for a revision conference where they performed excellently and got some great tips on how to excel in their external exams.Jay Surray made the following comment: I believe the business workshop was a valuable experience as it allowed us to meet business experts and learn new skills. We were able to practise our quantitative business methods and access new specialised resources given by the very friendly staff. The sessions were engaging and interactive and a great experience that I would highly recommend as it improved our confidence in tackling the forthcoming exams.28'