Business and Economics
The Department runs a variety of courses including A level Economics, A level Computer Science, A level Business and also the BTEC National Extended Diploma (3 A levels) in Business to improve flexibility of learning for students who prefer not to be assessed through examinations. Students on the BTEC National course will also benefit from a one week work placement.
A level Economics boasts some of the best grades in the country and Business students have seen some outstanding results allowing students to achieve well beyond their expectations. The Department has offered overseas trips which have included places such as Brussels and Paris, as well as other industry related visits. Many students continue their subject studies in Business related courses when they progress to Higher Education and students within this department develop strong employability skills such as problem solving, an ability to critically analyse data, and an awareness of current economic and business issues.
What the students say (Student Survey)
The quality of revision guides is excellent; staff are incredibly knowledgeable, and learning styles vary throughout the year to keep me interested.
What the Good Schools Guide says:
The atmosphere is harmonious and co-operative and discipline is enforced. Everyone in this very ethnically mixed College looked happily integrated.