Business Studies & Economics
Business Studies is a popular and exciting subject to study because it deals with the management of business and of making money. Business Studies helps us to be aware of how to effectively manage others and how to motivate people. Business Studies helps us to understand how to increase wealth whilst still considering the impact of business activity on the environment.
Business Studies is one of the most popular subjects at Year 10 and 11 in the UK and is also one of the most popular in the Sixth Form. Pupils who have studied Business Studies have the highest level of skills that employers look for such as the ability to research markets, analyse performance data, make key business decisions and manage finances.
Pupils who have studied Business Studies often continue on this pathway through to studies at undergraduate or college level. Business Studies is a popular Degree choice as it leads to a wide range of business careers.
Economics is a challenging and very rewarding subject because it explains how the world actually works by addressing a wide variety of issues such as:
- Why is there unemployment?
- Why are some countries wealthy and others not?
- How do we control the increase in price of our goods and services?
- How do we share the wealth of the country fairly?
- Why do we get recessions and how do we try to control this?
- What are mortgages and what are interest rates?
Through the use of Economics, students will learn how the economy works and how it may be managed in order to benefit us all. It is expected that students who follow this course will very likely ultimately seek to progress through the Sixth Form and beyond.
Well qualified students with an Economics background are both highly employable and highly sought after for higher education because they are able to demonstrate a broad and highly relevant understanding of the world around us.
There are two courses that will be offered from September 2015. These are:
AQA GCSE Business Studies (level 1/2)
AQA GCSE Economics (level 1/2)