Claremont High School Academy

 

 

  • Business and Economics

    The study of Economics and Business will provide essential transferrable skills which equip the students in the world business, banking and finance. They will learn the fundamentals of being entrepreneurs to start a successful company and to be able to maximise economic wellbeing. Our aim is to provide engaging and challenging lessons that inspire students of all academic abilities. In today’s economic environment it is imperative that students are aware of the current issues and are in a position in which they are able to make important well-informed choices.

     

    Why Study Business and Economics?

     If you are interested in current affairs, politics, history, business or finance, you will be advised to study business and economics. The subjects are fascinating to learn because it is so applicable to everyday life. Topics discussed include:

    • What will be the effects of Britain leaving the EU?
    • Why is the economy taking so long to recover from the financial crisis?
    • How do I start a business and what are the risks?
    • Why is the cost of living in London so high and what are the impacts on young people?
    • Why are public sector services such as schools and the NHS so underfunded?
    • Why are young people much more likely to be unemployed?

    There are very few subjects that you can study during the day and see the relevance of what you've learned on the news. Students are provided with the opportunity to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of Business and Economics within the classroom, as well as a plethora of trips throughout the academic year.

     

    Courses Available:

    Key Stage 4 (Year 10 and 11):

    Edexcel GCSE Business

    Key Stage 5 (Year 12 and 13):

    Edexcel A-Level Economics A

    Edexcel A-Level Business

    Edexcel BTEC National Diploma in Business

    Edexcel BTEC Extended Certificate in Business

     

     

    Teachers:

    There are currently seven Business and Economics teachers within the department, which share a passion for the subject and are dedicated to helping students to reach their full potential. The department boasts of a highly motivated team of teachers with vast teaching and industrial experience as well as outstanding results at both GCSE and A' level. For value added we have been in the top 5% for GCSE and 10% for A-Level in the country for our results. We pride ourselves on being a pupil friendly department, with a high retention rates from GCSE to A-level.

     

    Programme of Study:

    Edexcel GCSE Business

    Exam Board Specification

    The Pearson Edexcel GCSE in Business consists of two externally-examined papers both to be sat at the end of year 11. Each of these papers are 1 hour and 30 minutes in length and are 90 marks each.

     A Level Economics

    Exam Board Specification

    The Pearson Edexcel A-Level in Economics A consists of three externally-examined papers all are to be sat at the end of year 13. Each of these papers are 2 hours in length and are 100 marks each.

    A Level Business

     Exam Board Specification

    The Pearson Edexcel A-Level in Business consists of three externally-examined papers all are to be sat at the end of year 13. Each of these papers are 2 hours in length and are 100 marks each.

    BTEC Business

    Exam Board Specification 

    Aims of the BTEC qualifications are:

    The Pearson BTEC courses in Business are an Applied General qualification. It is for post-16 learners who want to continue their education through applied learning and who aim to progress to higher education and ultimately to employment in the business sector. The National Diploma qualification is equivalent in size to two A Levels, whereas the Extended Certificate is worth one A-Level.

     

    BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business

     
    Units Covered:

    Unit 1: Exploring Business (Internal)

    Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (External)

    Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (External)

    Unit 4: Managing an event (Internal)

    Unit 5: International Business (Internal)

    Unit 6: Principles of Management (External)

    Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process (Internal)

    Unit 27: Work Experience in Business (Internal)

     

    BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Business

     
    Units Covered:

    Unit 1: Exploring Business (Internal)

    Unit 2: Developing a Marketing Campaign (External)

    Unit 3: Personal and Business Finance (External)

    Unit 8: Recruitment and Selection Process (Internal)

     

    Extra Curricular

    Business and Economics students at Claremont High School Academy are given the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. These include:

    • Trading Club
    • Global Entrepreneurship Week
    • Student Investor Competition
    • Royal Economics Society annual Essay competition
    • Middlesex University Economics Workshop
    • Attending local and national conferences
    • Tutor2u Revision Conferences
    • Educational trips (e.g. Cadbury World and Coca Cola)
    • Work experience
    • Access to The Economist, The Economic Review and The Business Review subscriptions
    • Visit to the Bank of England
    • London Business School Competition