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Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Cardinal Pole Catholic School

Business & Economics 

Head of Department

Ms Brown

Welcome to our Business & Economics  Department

Through studying Economics and Business, we hope that you will develop an interest in and enthusiasm in trying to understand the nature of business and how the economy works.  We aim to answer questions such as:

 What causes demand to increase?

  • Why are some countries poor and some rich?
  • Why don't the government make everything in the economy?
  • What causes inflation?
  • Which leadership style is most effective in running a business?
  • Do big firms have the lowest unit costs?
  • How do small firms effectively compete against larger opposition?
  • Are oligopolies good

As a student of Business and Economics you will become skilled in making decisions and developing persuasive arguments, creative and practical problem solving, and analysing data. Studying Business & Economics could lead to work in a business-related profession such as accountancy, law, marketing, finance, management or politics.

Key Stage 4 (Years 9-11)

At Key Stage 4 all pupils follow a core curriculum which consists of English Language, English Literature, Maths, Science, Religious Education, and Physical Education.  Students may choose to study business as an additional qualification.

Edexcel GCSE Business 9-1

Key Stage 5 (Sixth Form, Years 12-13)

There are a wide range of courses on offer in our Sixth Form and many of our students proceed on to prestigious University degree courses or into further vocational training.

Edexcel A. Level Business

Edexcel A. Level Economics

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business