The overall aim of this course is to help you build knowledge of Business and Economic concepts and apply them to different business situations and economic environments. The course will help students demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies and make informed judgements about the role of economics and business in society
The course takes economic theory and asks students to apply this to the business world
Theme 1: Markets, Consumers and Firms
- Scarcity, choice and potential conflicts
- Enterprise, business and the economy
- Market failure and government intervention
Theme 2: The Wider Economic Environment
- Business growth and competitive advantage
- Life in a global economy
- Introduction to macroeconomic policy
Theme 3: The Global Economy
- Economic factors in business expansion
- Impact of globalisation on global companies
- Inequality and redistribution
Theme 4: Making Markets Work
- Competition and market power
- Macroeconomic policies and impact on firms and individuals
- Risk and the financial sector
Themes 1 and 2 are taught in Year 12 with themes 3 and 4 being taught in Year 13
Continuous assessment will be used to inform the students progression in Year 12 and 13.
The A Level will assess ALL content from both years of the course and will be examined by three 2 hour papers in June of the second year of study.
Paper 1 will cover Themes 1 and 4
Paper 2 will cover Themes 2 and 3
Paper 3 will cover all themes and will be based on a pre-released case study.
Grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and Grade 5 or above in GCSE Maths.
Many students have used their skills to work in a variety of careers linked to Business and Economics and beyond - from finance to marketing, sales to law, banking to setting up their own business.
Our alumni include the CEO of Deciem, an Investment Banker at Morgan Stanley, owners of 5 Rivers Cafe in Broomhill, the MD of Resolve IT Solutions, the Marketing Manager at HD Sports Sheffield, as well as teachers, accountants, and postgraduate academics.