Business and Economics

Our Vision

To provide a business and economics education for students of all abilities which recognises the worth of each individual and seeks to develop their full potential. We aim to enable them to understand and engage in the business world, develop an interest in, and prepare for life after KLB, whether in the workplace, college or university.

GCSE Business and BTEC Enterprise are offered as options at Key Stage 4, with Business and Economics being offered as subjects at Key Stage 5

Key Stage 4

We offer two Key Stage 4 options:

GCSE – Business
Students follow the two year Pearson Edexcel Business 9 -1 (2017) course. This covers two themes – Investigating small businesses and Building a Business. It is assessed via two one hour thirty minute exam papers at the end of Year 11.

BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise (Pearson Edexcel).
This includes three components: Exploring Enterprise (internal assignment), Planning for and pitching an Enterprise (internal assignment) & Promotion and Finance for Enterprise. (examination)

Key Stage 5

We offer two courses:

A level – Economics – AQA 7136
This course applies economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues, and encourages students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.

A level – Business AQA 7132
Business A level is designed to demonstrate the interrelated nature of business using business models, theories and techniques to support the analysis of current business issues and situations
such as digital technology, supply chain management, business ethics and globalisation as well as the impact of Brexit & coronavirus.

Extra-curricular

Over and above these curriculum options, the department is keen to allow the students to develop a deeper understanding of the business world through involvement in activities and competitions.

Prior to the pandemic these included The Student Investor Challenge, The Real Business Challenge, Target 2.0 (an economics competition run by the Bank of England), and The National Business Competition for schools run by the ICAEW.

We very much hope to see a revival of these opportunities in the near future.

Staff members

Mr S Pegg
Head of Business and Economics

Mrs S Nagra

Miss F Bailey

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