Economics

Following a period of relative stability, there has never been a more exciting or important time to study Economics: the financial crash, sovereign debt crises and Brexit are just a few of the complex, topical issues that students will grapple with and debate in the classroom.

You will learn – and critique – policy responses that governments have implemented in a bid to achieve their macroeconomic goals, as well as learn more about the financial and social consequences of these decisions, both at home and overseas.

Along the way we will also study the predictable, yet often irrational, behaviour of consumers and businesses and analyse how markets work in the microeconomics side of the course.

Through the study of Economics you will gain many transferable skills, including advanced analysis and evaluation of current affairs, as well as the abstract thinking and data handling . Economics complements many other subject choices well and will form a strong part of any balanced A Level programme.

Business

The world is dominated by business, both large and small, so A-Level Business helps you understand it. Businesses are dynamic organisations that reflect the values of society and the people working within them, and you will get an insight into both.

Business is always changing. How many subjects can you choose where you get to learn about the present and think about the future? Our textbook is always being written and then rewritten, because the challenges that businesses face change on a daily basis: as competitors launch new products, the government change regulations, consumers demand greater social responsibility, global economic recession, or a referendum that throws your business plans into turmoil…

Through studying Business, you will:

  • Learn how to form well-structured opinions backed up by evidence and analysis and put across arguments for and against theories and strategies
  • Develop a sound understanding of models and concepts through a critical consideration of current business issues and case studies
  • Work effectively with data, including accounting ratios and other key performance metrics