British Values in Business

Respect civil and criminal law

Students learn about a range of laws and legislation relating to business:

  • The impact of government and the EU on business
  • The Consumer Rights Act (covering goods, digitalcontent and services)
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Data Protection Act
  • Consumer Credit Act
  • Distance selling regulations
  • Voluntary codes of advertising practice (ASA)

Appreciate viewpoints of others on ethical issues

Students are taught about:

  • Ethics in business and ethical trading
  • The impacts of business activity on the environment

Acceptance and engagement with fundamental British Values of democracy

Democratic acceptance and engagement is embedded in our teaching. For example:

  • Students are encouraged to engage in current affairs and watch news from various media sources
  • The election process and different party manifesto pledges form the basis of class discussions in relation to their impact on businesses
  • How to select information from valid online sources that reflect different viewpoints and the disadvantages of relying on Wikipedia
  • How awareness of cultural differences is vital for true globalisation of businesses

British Values in Computing

Respect civil and criminal law

Students learn about a range of laws and legislation relating to the use of computers:

  • Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
  • Health & Safety Regulations
  • Data Protection Act
  • Computer Misuse Act
  • Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act
  • Communications Act

Appreciate viewpoints of others on ethical issues

Students are taught about the moral and ethical implications of technology including

  • Increasing use of CCTV for security and its potential invasion of privacy implications
  • How technology has changed society socially and in the workplace
  • How artificial intelligence and robotics are impacting on people’s everyday lives
  • Censorship of the internet
  • eSafety, cyberbullying and child protection
  • The environmental effects of computer technology

Acceptance and engagement with fundamental British Values of democracy

Democratic acceptance and engagement is embedded in our teaching. For example:

  • All opinions are valued in group/class discussions and all students have the opportunity to contribute
  • Students are encouraged to keep up with the latest technology news and to balance the benefits and risks associated with using technology
  • How to select information from valid online sources that reflect different viewpoints and the disadvantages of relying on Wikipedia