Economics and Business

In Economics and Business , girls will learn about both the whole economy (macroeconomics) and its workings and individual markets and businesses (microeconomics). They learn to apply their knowledge to real-world case studies.

Economics and Business are introduced as new subjects in the Sixth Form. Both courses involves learning about the national and global perspectives.

Economics is a social science studying how societies decide what goods and services to produce, in what quantity, by what means and ultimately “who gets what”. For example, girls will consider the effect of tax rates and government spending decisions on the economy, the effects of regulation and subsidies, and how development can best be aided.

Studying Economics and Business contribute to an understanding of the modern world.

Business A Level follows the Edexcel specification where pupils understand what makes an entrepreneur start up a business, the skills required to develop an idea into a profitable business. Subsequently the learning is applied to the growth of larger businesses and how these are organised by function. The role of marketing, Financial, Operational and Human Resource functions are looked at in detail.

The Economics and Business department also provides a range of extracurricular activities. Lunch and Learn talks are fortnightly lunchtime speakers from a range of backgrounds including commercial, financial, banking, and marketing careers.

All sixth formers are also encouraged to participate in Young Enterprise, where they will work as part of a group to develop their own small business enterprise. This involves selling products or services both in school and at trade fairs to members of the public. They get to compete with against teams from other schools and, if successful, go on to the West London Final.

Many students go on to study Economics or Business related courses at prestigious universities including Warwick, LSE and Nottingham.

We are very happy with our daughter’s progress. She is very happy in class and it shows in her work.

— Current Parent