Economics and Business Studies
The study of Economics and Business Studies can contribute to a student’s understanding of moral, ethical, social and cultural issues. Students are made aware that business and economic decisions are influenced by the value systems of individuals, firms and governments, reflecting the moral and ethical views of the world. For example, the appreciation of business ethics encourages an understanding of moral issues and the consideration of why people work (such as social motives and non-financial factors), encourages an understanding of social issues.
Economics and Business Studies are only available in the Sixth Form at Warwick School, so both subjects represent a fresh start in new academic disciplines. Both subjects are highly relevant and topical and students should be prepared to keep abreast of current national and international developments. We follow the OCR specification for Economics and AQA for Business Studies. A large proportion of our students go on to pursue degree courses in Economics, Business Studies, Management studies, Accountancy and Marketing. Students at Warwick School are permitted to opt for both Economics and Business Studies and also continue study of both at A2 level if they so wish. The department occasionally organises outside speakers and currently takes part in the IFS Student Investor Competition and the Bank of England Two Point Zero competition. We are now in our third year of running ‘Bizwatch’, which is a student run, bi-weekly newsletter featuring reports from the local, national and international business scene. In addition, we run an enterprise initiative for boys further down the school, which also forms as a good base for participation in the Young Enterprise scheme in the Sixth Form.
The department has organised nationally advertised revision conferences for A Level Business Studies students, featuring senior examiners and minor celebrities from BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’. An active history of running trips abroad has included visits to Malta (2005), Barcelona (2007) Dubrovnik (2008), Cyprus (2009) Germany (2010) and Italy (2012). The Department houses three classrooms, a Sixth Form seminar room and resource library. We subscribe to numerous journals and store copies of the latest books of interest from the business education world.
Head of Department – Dr D A Williams – email@example.com