Economics and Business

The Department has two well-resourced classrooms and a small office/seminar room.

Students have access to a variety of basic texts and the department maintains a small library of contemporary economic and business texts to encourage wider reading in the subject.

Economics courses are taught by Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Carman and the Business and Management course by Mrs. Howarth. These staff plus Mr. Metelo teach Business Studies
The content of all our courses, teaching resources and exercises are available on a tailor made eLearning environment. The site enables students to access material anywhere they have internet access.

iGCSE Business Studies

The course gives students opportunities to:

• make effective use of relevant terminology, concepts and methods and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used.
• apply their knowledge and critical understanding to current issues and problems in a wide range of appropriate contexts.
• distinguish between facts and opinions and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data in order to help build arguments and make informed judgements.
• appreciate the perspectives of a range of stakeholders in relation to the environment, individuals, society, government and enterprise.
• have an understanding of the dynamics of business activity. The understanding must be rooted in current business theory and practice and must reflect the integrated nature of organisations and their decision-making processes.

The objectives of the assessment are to enable the students to:

• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the specified subject content.
• Apply knowledge and understanding using appropriate terms, concepts, theories and methods effectively to address problems and issues.
• Select, organise, analyse and interpret information from various sources to analyse problems and issues.
• Evaluate evidence, make reasoned judgements and present conclusions accurately and appropriately.

IB Economics

The aims of the Economics course at both Higher and Standard levels are to:

Provide students with a core knowledge of Economics.

Encourage students to think critically about Economics.

Promote an awareness and understanding of internationalism in Economics.

Encourage students' development as independent learners

Enable students to distinguish between positive and normative Economics.

Enable students to recognize their own tendencies for bias.

Having followed the Diploma Programme course in Economics, candidates will be expected to:

1. have an understanding and knowledge of economic concepts and theories.
2. apply economic theory to a range of circumstances and a variety of situations.
3. analyse information through the use of economic concepts and theories.
4. evaluate concepts and theories from different economic perspectives.

IB Business and Management

The aims of the Business and Management courses at both Higher and Standard levels are to:

Promote the importance of exploring business issues from different cultural perspectives .

Encourage a holistic view of the world of business.

Enable the student to develop the capacity to think critically about individual and organizational behaviour.

Enhance the student’s ability to make informed business decisions.

Enable the student to appreciate the nature and significance of change in local, regional and global contexts.

Promote awareness of social, cultural and ethical factors in the actions of organizations and individuals in those organizations.

Appreciate the social and ethical responsibilities associated with businesses operating in international markets.

Having followed the Business and Management course, students will be expected to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of business terminology, concepts, principles and theories.
2. Make business decisions by identifying the issue(s), selecting and interpreting data, applying appropriate tools and techniques, and recommending suitable solutions.
3. Analyse and evaluate business decisions using a variety of sources.
4. Evaluate business strategies and/or practices showing evidence of critical
thinking.
5. Apply skills and knowledge learned in the subject to hypothetical and real business situations.
6. Communicate business ideas and information effectively and accurately using appropriate formats and tools.

Career opportunities

There are more University courses in the fields of Business, Management and Economics than any other discipline. This does not mean that all our students progress to a degree in one of these or a related discipline – but the majority do.

Students may also choose from a huge range of other degree options as the IB courses on offer create many opportunities and shut so few off.

Successful pursuit of these subjects open up a huge number of career opportunities, and many of our former students have moved on to successful careers in finance and industry.

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ur purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.

Our purpose is to create a happy, secure and stimulating learning environment within which all members of our community can achieve their full potential and develop a commitment to lifelong learning.