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.

Through their studies in Economics, students will appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment.  Students will also begin to understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives. 

Economics is a ‘live’ subject and students should be inspired to engage with current, as well as historical, economic issues on a local, national and global level.  After building a strong knowledge and understanding of economic concepts, students‘ analytical and evaluative skills are developed as they deconstruct economic scenarios and assess the relative strengths and weaknesses of competing economic arguments.  Our aim is that our students are able to think like an economist, putting forward logical economic arguments that draw upon their theoretical understanding.

Through the Business course, we broaden students' understanding of the business world, encouraging them to be commercially minded and enterprising individuals.  We aim to inspire responsible business leaders of the future who are able to make justified decisions, considering the impact of business on individuals and wider society. 

Beyond the curriculum, our Business Society and Economics Society are both led by our A Level students.  Both societies are an opportunity for students from across Years 10 to 13 to engage in lively discussion and debate.  The sessions also offer an opportunity for students to develop their knowledge and understanding and broaden their exposure to topical areas within each subject.  The sessions often focus on controversy, whether it is controversial business topics or controversies in economics.