Business and Economics

So…you want to be stretched and challenged in your lessons. Have you thought about…..

Key stage 4

  • Offer mentoring and support to other pupils where possible.
  • Nine mark questions – these are longer answer questions at GCSE that involve skill in both Business knowledge and also English writing as you get marked on SPAG too!
  • The promotion of studying Business and Economics at A Level and beyond.
  • Using Business skills in other subjects, such as Maths, Geography and PSHE.
  • As well as all this, we will talk to you throughout your GCSE course about what it means to study Business or Economics at A Level or even Degree level; what skills it develops and what career paths it opens. Feel free to ask us anything you want to know.
  • Being on the lookout for links to your topics in the news is easy using social media and is a nice way to see relevance and modern significance of the topics we study.

Key Stage 5

This stage of your education is preparing you for the world of work or further education. With this in mind the way that you approach the course should be different.

  • Independent Work – you should be taking ownership of your own learning, reading around the subject and doing extra work at home making sure you fully understand concepts. You should be completing at least an hour on top of each lesson.
  • Seneca - test your knowledge on topics using Seneca
  • Scrapbooks - contextual analysis is vital to achieving in A Level Business, therefore update your scrapbook with topical news articles and annotating them with links to theory.
  • Nando's tasks - complete the menu of tasks to challenge yourself - ranging from Lemon and Herb to extra hot.
  • Long Answer Questions (20/25 marks) – completing these from past papers can provide a great way of checking your understanding and help you identify areas for further development.
  • Wider Reading – this could include journals and should definitely include newspapers such as the Sunday Times Business Supplement, Financial Times, downloading apps such as BBC News and reading the business section.
  • Take a Subscription to Business or Economics Review.
  • Becoming a Sixth Form Mentor – come along to lower school lessons and share your understanding. A programme can be tailored to your available study periods.
  • Take part in Young Enterprise - if you are a budding entrepreneur or want some experience of running a business, complete an application form to be part of Young Enterprise.