Our curriculum intent
We aim to create the very best Economics and Business studies students. The aim of the Economics curriculum is to develop students’ understanding of how the local / national / global economy works through analysing economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.
The aim of the Business studies curriculum is to equip students with the appropriate knowledge and skills needed to develop their employability and identify business problems and opportunities.
We do this by quality teaching which ensures students understand underlying Economic and Business theory which students apply to a variety of familiar and unfamiliar case studies. We want students to be able to think analytically, reach logical conclusions based on data, and make judgements on future changes to markets and the economy.
Students are constantly challenged to work collaboratively and independently when engaging in all lessons and class activities. Through teacher modelling, we encourage our students to demonstrate manners, respect and tolerance in Economics and Business studies lessons. This allows students to express themselves in a confident manner. Lesson materials are engaging to promote discussion and encourage students to develop an enquiring mind.
As a knowledge-based curriculum, we believe that knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills. Content is delivered to students and then built upon through a variety of practice questions, with regular quality feedback being given to support student progress. The knowledge acquired then allows students to develop their analytical and critical thinking skills.
Students undertake their work, whilst developing an increased understanding into current events happening globally. They are encouraged to have broad minds and an interest in global affairs. We ensure the level of challenge is high enough for the most able, with scaffold and support available for students who need it.