Business & Economics


Economics is taught only in the sixth form and enables students to gain an understanding of the UK's economic performance both domestically and internationally.  Economics has become increasingly high profile. The credit crunch, bankers’ bonuses and fears of a Euro meltdown are just three topics rarely out of the news in recent years, throwing a light on the importance of and divisions within the discipline. The new AS and A Level specifications catch the wave of this renewed interest in the subject with topics that will interest and intrigue students. Many students go on to study economics at university opening up many career opportunities.

Business Studies is taught at both KS4 and KS5 with varying opportunities to gain an insight into the business world of marketing, finance, operations management and related topics. Business is front-page news. The way companies operate is under greater scrutiny than ever before, while TV programmes like The Apprentice and Dragon’s Den have raised the profile of Business to a new generation. The new specifications at both GCSE and A Level bring the subject up-to-date, enabling students to engage with, explore and understand business behaviour and develop a critical understanding of what business is and does.


Departmental Staff

Mr EJ Seymour Head of Department
Mr N P Baker Teacher of Business & Economics
Mr D J Chidlow Teacher of Business & Economics

Courses Followed

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 5 Economics

Key Stage 5 Business Studies