Economics & Business

In Economics & Business we aim to create a community of learning such that all learners, irrespective of their prior academic experiences, their backgrounds and personal characteristics can excel.  In lessons, students can expect structured, relevant, interesting, engaging and appropriately challenging learning opportunities, alongside appropriate individual guidance and support.  Our classrooms offer a welcoming atmosphere where, as the course progresses, students feel increasingly comfortable contributing their thoughts to discussion, especially about topical developments in economics and business.  In return, we expect students to work hard and play an active role in their own and others' learning, taking increased responsibility for their own progress over time.

Students will learn that the principles and practice of Business and Economics impacts the lives of individuals and whole communities, locally, nationally and internationally.  Students will be encouraged to develop their own perspectives on how each discipline can play a positive role in society, thus empowering them to be able to make decisions that they can then justify.

Both Economics and Business are ‘live’ subjects and students will be encouraged to keep up to date with current affairs, alongside learning about historical developments.  Students will be supported in developing detailed knowledge and understanding alongside relevant analytical and evaluative skills.  This will increasingly allow students to set out and apply theories to real world problems and assess their likely impact.

Beyond the curriculum, we aspire to recruit Year 12 and 13 students to organise a vibrant Business Society and Economics Society throughout the academic year.  Both will provide an opportunity for students from Years 10 to 13 to learn about topics of interest and engage in lively discussion and debate on controversial issues.