We, the teachers in our department, always aim to demonstrate the real world to our students so that they gain a better understanding of how the local, national and international economies work and how they impact on their lives now and in the future. Our aim is to open avenues for our students and to be innovative and creative in our delivery of the concepts under study. The courses available for students are dynamic in nature. They allow students not only to develop academically and acquire many transferable skills for the future, but also gain a practical view of how things work in a wider context. Students develop their knowledge in a supportive and stimulating environment enabling virtually all to progress and achieve real success. The courses available set solid foundations for higher education as well as for the job market.
We share a keen interest in the subject, a positive approach to our work and a commitment to bring out the full potential of each and every one of our pupils. We aim to involve pupils in a variety of approaches and experiences. We encourage independence of thought yet also provide opportunity for our pupils to work in a co-operative manner, sharing ideas and developing communication skills. There is a real emphasis on making the learning of concepts fun, interactive and visual. We use many mediums to give our students understanding of topics and this is also supported by well designed, and heavily resourced, schemes of work, ensuring that the specifications and learning criteria are met fully.
At KS5 we offer the following:
• A Level Business Studies
• A Level Economics
• LIBF Level 3 Diploma in Financial Studies (DipFS),
• BTEC National Diploma Level 3 in Business – AS and A2 Level (equivalent to three A’ – Levels)