Business & Social Studies

Head of Department:Mr B Foley

The Faculty is committed to providing quality academic and vocational courses that are appropriate to students’ future career choices and are relevant to everyday life. Emphasis is placed upon the students adopting responsibility for their work and active engagement through enterprise activities, investigations and visits.
We offer a range of subjects and courses within the Faculty. In Key Stage 4, students can choose to study GCSE Business and GCSE Economics during Year 10 and Year 11. In Key Stage 5, we offer a broad range of advanced qualifications including A Levels in Business, Economics, Psychology and Sociology. We also offer A Level Applied Business for students who prefer coursework-based learning. These subjects open many pathways into further education, higher apprenticeships and employment. The subjects complement scientific, humanities, languages, and arts based studies as well as being fascinating in their own right.
Outside the classroom students from any subject can get involved in our enterprise activities including our very popular, well-established and highly successful Young Enterprise programme. Students get the opportunity to set up and run their own business for a year in competition against teams from other schools and gain a great deal of real life business experience.