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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.

Subjects Offered:

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Examining Board  Please click on the link here for the Pearson website
GCSE Entrance Reqs  English Grade 4 and Mathematics Grade 4
Year 1  6 Units, 2 of which are externally assessed units.                                           7 Units, 2 of which are externally assessed units.
Year 2  Extended Diploma in Business : 13 Units

Business

Examining Board  Please click on the link here for the Edexcel website
GCSE Entrance Reqs  English Grade 4 and Mathematics Grade 5
Paper 1  Marketing, People & Global Business
Paper 2  Business Activities, Decisions & Strategies
Paper 3  Investigating Business in a Competitive Environment

Computing

Examining Board  Please click on the link here for the OCR website
GCSE Entrance Reqs  English Grade 4, Mathematics Grade 8 and Subject Grade 8
Unit 1  Computer Systems
Unit 2  Algorithms and Programming
Unit 3  Programming Project

Economics

Examining Board  Please click on the link here for the Edexcel website
GCSE Entrance Reqs  English Grade 4 and Mathematics Grade 6
Paper 1  Markets and Business Behaviour
Paper 2  The National and Global Economy
Paper 3  Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

 

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.