Economics and Business Studies Department

Aims

We aim to maximise each and every individual’s potential so they can achieve the best grades they can. Through studying Economics and/or Business Studies we hope students take away with them an understanding of the role of these factors in society and the world of Business.  

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Teaching

For the best learning experience we keep our class sizes small and encourage questions to be asked whenever in doubt. Small classes mean students are able to get involved in the lesson by answering questions set by the teacher. Teachers will tailor each class to the needs of his/her pupil’s abilities. Regular homework is set and revision classes are held as the exam period gets closer.

Syllabus

Both GCSE and A-Level studies follow the AQA syllabus for Business Studies. Both GCSE and A-Level studies will either follow the Edexcel or AQA syllabus for Economics. 

Additionally, we offer HND (Higher National Diplomas) in Business. 

Level 4

The minimum number of credits to be obtained at level 4 is 120. The mandatory core units (worth 15 credits each) candidates must study are Business Environment, Managing Financial Resources and Decisions, Organisations and Behaviour and Marketing Principles. Specialist units (15 credits each) are chosen from Managing Human Resources, Marketing Intelligence to Business Law. 

Level 5

The minimum number of credits to be obtained at level 4 is 240. The mandatory core units (worth 15 credits each) candidates must study are Business Environment, Managing Financial Resources and Decisions, Organisations and Behaviour, Marketing Principles, Aspects for Contract and Negligence for Business, Business Decision-Making, Business Strategy and finally a Research Project which is worth 20 credits. Specialist units (15 credits each) are chosen from Financial Systems and Auditing to Small Business Enterprise.