The Economics and Business Studies department aims to enhance students’ personal skills and develop informed attitudes in relation to how Businesses operate, how the economy works and provide an insight into the world of work.
Mr R Illingworth – Head of Department
The department offers Edexcel GCSE Business Studies qualification.
There are two units which are to be studied over the two year GCSE Business course, investigating a small business and building a business. The course provides skills which can be utilised both in further study and employment.
For further information please see our KS4 Options Booklet 2019-2021
The department offers Economics, Business and Applied Business qualifications.
The Economics A Level introduces students to both micro and macro- economics. These are two integral areas of the course. The Micro side of the course will allow students to learn about how individuals and firms behave and operate. This is delivered through an extensive use of diagrams, formulas, theories and models. The Macro side of the course will give students a breadth of knowledge on key macro indicators and economic policies. Students will gain skills on how to solve a range of problems that economies face around the globe.
Business A Level introduces students to the world of business through building knowledge of core concepts and applying them to business contexts to develop a broad understanding of how businesses work. Students are encouraged to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of business to understand that business behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives and to challenge assumptions.
Applied Business is aimed at students who are in full time Level 3 education and wish to progress to higher education and/or pursue a career in business and business-related subjects. It is a substantial vocational qualification which provides a broad and deep understanding of business knowledge and skills to support progress to higher education and is suitable for learning alongside other Level 3 and A Level qualifications.
For further information please see our Sixth Form Prospectus
Additional Learning Resources
Students will be able to access key learning documents from September on Moodle VLE.
Social Media links
We have a twitter page @EconomicsAidans that students call follow with newspaper articles, videos and links posted.