Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Why Study Business and Economics?
Economics and business studies are very different subjects, with no more than a 15% overlap in content. Business Studies is an applied subject that investigates real-life case studies from the business world, starting with small firms and building up to international companies. Economics is more theory and concept based, and analyses markets and the causes of market failure, as well as looking at the macro-economy and government policy.
The majority of our pupils go on to study either a straight (or related) business or economics degree at a Russell Group University, and some go on to Oxbridge.
The Keynes Society
To enhance their studies, pupils attend lectures, visit local industries and participate in competitions such as the Bank of England Target 2.0 challenge, the Royal Economic Society Essay competition, the IFS Student Investor competition and the BASE management competition. The Keynes Society is the school's economics and politics society, which provides pupils with the chance to debate current economic and political issues. Both subjects give a great introduction to the workings of the real world; economics develops a critical way of thinking, while business studies provides the skills needed for most aspects of the business world. The society is going from strength to strength. Chaired and driven by Upper Sixth pupils, it is open to all pupils with an interest in economics and politics.