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Business and Economics

'People can be really smart or have skills that are directly applicable, but if they don’t really believe in it, then they are not going to really work hard.' - Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO of Facebook.

Business and Economics will help to develop your decision-making skills, improve your communication and prepare you for a fulfilling future when you finish school – whether you choose further education, an apprenticeship or want to go straight into full-time employment.

Students will gain experience of putting theory into practice, including getting the opportunity to run their own companies and hold events. Educational visits include trips to Alton Towers, Cadbury World and business trade fairs and these experiences help students to relate what they learn to the real world.

A good Business & Economics student has a broad understanding of the Business/Economic environment. They are able to evaluate and analyse sources of evidence and make supported judgements about Business problems and write well-organised, balanced and structured arguments using evidence.

Business Studies covers Marketing, Operations, Finance and Human Resources. Economics looks at the Macro and Micro Economic environment. Students explore this through the 4 key strands that we assess: knowledge, the application of this knowledge to business situations, analysis and evaluation skills. Students will apply knowledge and skills at the end of KS4 when they are entered for level 2 qualifications, and at the end of KS5 students are entered for level 3 qualifications.

Please see the Business and Economics curriculum overviews for each Key Stage below. 

Staff:
 

Mr C Gardner: Head of Business and Economics

Mr H Myers: Business and Economics