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Key Stage 5 Business Studies

Economics: AS and A2

AS Economics: Students learn about the theory of the market and then develop these ideas to gain an appreciation from a national economic perspective.

A2 Economics: Students explore the labour market in more depth and develop the theories studied in AS level to look at international economics.

The course explores why individuals or countries are rich or poor. Students examine what role government should play in ensuring we get the best outcome.

Business: BTEC level 3

This is a vocational course focusing on developing research, team work, communication and specific business skills. The course can be studied as a qualification worth one, two or three A levels.

Units covered include:

  • Business environment

  • Marketing

  • Human resources

  • Visual marketing

  • Internet marketing

  • Managing an event

  • Business communication

  • Retailing

Assessment and Examinations

(Economics: OCR, Business: Edexcel)

Economics: Written examinations (100%)

Business: Coursework (100%)