Business & Economics


Business & Economics Key Stage 5

What can students do to develop their skills in this subject area?

  • Enter into various competitions – the RES Essay competition, Target 2.0 Bank of England Competition and the BASE Competition.
  • Take a leading role in learning in lessons – linking an article to a diagram drawn by a student and explained to the rest of the class in Economics.
  • Reading widely – broadsheet newspapers and online newspapers, e.g. FT, The Economist, The Times.
  • Listening regularly to the news and keeping abreast of local, national and global financial and political events – having a news app on the iPad/mobile telephone and using it.
  • Watching specific television programmes which reinforce the curriculum, e.g. Panorama, BBC documentaries about economics or businesses.
  • Keeping an Economics 'scrapbook' as our Examination Board AQA relies heavily on real-world examples and the questions involve a good knowledge of the economy over the last ten years.
  • Go on specific trips/visits organised by Curriculum Areas – to Amazon, Coca-Cola, Tutor2u workshops.

What wider reading and websites can help to support the curriculum?

www.tutor2u.net
www.ft.com
www.economist.com
www.bbc.co.uk/news

Reading of quality newspapers: The Daily Telegraph, The Times, The Guardian, The Independent.

How can parents/carers help and what can be done at home?

  • Encourage your son or daughter to organise work experience or voluntary work in the business or finance field.
  • Engage in discussion at home about current affairs relating to the economy - tax on fizzy drinks, the NHS crisis, tax and pension news.
  • Encourage your son or daughter to talk to the older generation at home about their perspective on past events, or their different/contrasting opinions on current news, e.g. Brexit.
  • Go on specific trips/visits organised by Curriculum Areas – to Amazon, Coca-Cola, Tutor2u workshops.

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