Business and Economics

WELCOME TO THE ENTERPRISE DEPARTMENT :  BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

This is a highly successful and popular department at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 level.
The department aims to provide:

  • an active and engaged academic community with a commitment to the success of our students
  • a first-choice for option selection at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 level.
    We are particularly committed to ensuring the equal access and equality of opportunity for all students, regardless of gender, sexuality, race, disability, cultural, or religious background on all of our courses.

The department has recently been relocated to newly modernised rooms within the new Sixth Form complex. In addition, we have extensive student support facilities on offer within the department including:

  • Subject specific handbooks
  • Revision notes, exam questions, videos and guidance on the school’s VLE
  • Additional after school support sessions.
  • Individual study and progress plans.

Staff are always on hand to offer exam support, advice and help with any aspect of the course being studied.

Results for the Business and Economics courses within Key Stage 5 are superb and are in line with the top performing schools in the country. Student retention rates on all Sixth Form courses in our department are well above national average rates. In addition to this, our Key Stage Four results are also outstanding and are 20% above national average statistics relating to A-C% grades for both GCSE Economics and Business.

Staffing
All staff are dedicated, subject specialists.
Head of Department > Ms Shaw
Subject specialist> Mr Higham
Subject specialist > Miss Carruthers
Deputy Head and subject specialist > Mrs McGauley
We offer a full range of course within the Enterprise Department to suit all academic abilities and vocational strengths.

The department offers a full range of courses to suit all ability levels and preferred assessment styles.

Key Stage 4

  • GCSE Economics;  Exam Board AQA
  • GCSE Business Studies; Exam Board : Edexcel
  • OCR level 2 Business Enterprise

Key Stage 5

  • BTEC Level 3 in Business
  • A-Level Business ; Welsh Board
  • AS-Level Business A-Level ; Welsh Board
  • A-Level Economics ; Edexcel
  • AS-Level Economics : Edexcel