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Business and Economics

There are a variety of qualifications offered by the Business and Economics Department

       Mr N McDonough – Subject Leader

             Mrs B Sanghani - Teacher

      Key Stage 4

In Year 9 you will be given a year’s experience of both GCSE Business and GCSE Economics.  Four sections are taken from across both specifications.

  • Section 1:  Market Research (Part 1.2 from the GCSE Business specification)
  • Section 2:  Demand, Supply and Price (Parts 2.2 – 2.4 from the GCSE Economics specification)
  • Section 3:  The Economy and Business (Part 1.5 from the GCSE Business specification)
  • Section 4:  Technology and Business (Part 1.5 from the GCSE Business specification)

In Year 10 and 11, students can take either GCSE Business or GCSE Economics:

  • GCSE Business (Edexcel):
    • Theme 1: Investigating small business (50%)
    • Theme 2: Building a business (50%)

       

  • GCSE Economics (OCR):
    • Component 1:  Introduction to Economics (50%)
    • Component 2:  National and International Economics (50%)

     

    Key Stage 5

    In Year 12 and 13, students can take one of the following: GCE Economics or GCE Business.

    • GCE Economics (AQA):
      • Component 1:  Individuals, firms, markets and market failure (50%)
      • Component 2:  The national and international economy (50%)
    • Exam Structure

      Paper 1: Markets and market failure (33.3%)

      Paper 2: National and international economy (33.3%)

      Paper 3: Economic principles and issues (33.3%)

       

       

    • GCE Business (Edexcel):

       

    • Theme 1: Marketing and people (25%)
    • Theme 2: Managing business activities (25%)
    • Theme 3: Business decisions and strategy (25%)
    • Theme 4: Global business (25%)
    • Exam Structure

      Paper 1: Marketing, people and global businesses (35%)

      Paper 2: Business activities, decisions and strategy (35%)

      Paper 3: Investigating business in a competitive environment (30%)