“I have come in order that you might have life - life in all it's fulness. John 10:10”
Business Curriculum Intent
Our aim in Business and Economics is to offer a high quality curriculum relevant to the dynamic business environment that supports students in developing their economic well-being in line with the school philosophy of learning for life.
Key Principle 1 - Gospel Values
The real world nature of the subjects provides regular opportunities to promote gospel values and ‘being a good citizen’ to support spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which are an integral part of our day to day work, whether in discussing the ethics in globalisation, the motivation and leadership theory involved in the treatment of workers or the role of technology in business interaction.
Key Principle 2 - Powerful Knowledge
Business is a strongly academic subject that involve rigour. Knowledge is at the heart of the way business and the economy works; it is through this knowledge that is taught in the classroom by an experienced practitioner that students are able to make informed decisions and to back up their reasoning both in a formal and informal setting and in a verbal and written medium.
To encourage holistic approach to both subjects, interleaving is used regularly throughout the course. To aid their knowledge acquisition, students they are encouraged to read additional material through highly regarded mediums such as The Economist and Business Review.
Key Principle 3 - Enrichment
To enrich students, they have the opportunity to undertake a role in the Young Enterprise Company programme in Year 12; be involved in small scale projects; go on educational trips and to do ‘something beyond the essentials’ in class.
In addition to their studies, the aim is to broaden their understanding of the world, and broaden their cultural capital to make more informed decisions for their future.