Category Archives: Business Studies and Economics

Head of Business and Economics: Miss A Tagg
Head of Faculty: Ms P Erol

Business Studies and Economics helps to prepare students for a variety of university courses as well as being highly topical in a world dominated by business and the global economy. Those contemplating careers in finance, banking, accountancy, law, marketing, management, retail, or in any general business environment, will find our courses viewed favourably by employers and of great value in preparation for the world beyond full-time education.

Students studying Business and/or Economics at Bishop Stopford’s will be given the opportunity to not only learn about theories and concepts, but engage with these in real life situations. Students have had the opportunity to visit various businesses and institutions; Thorpe Park, Coca Cola, Cadbury, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, The Bank of England and the London School of Economics to name a few. The department has also hosted talks from guest speakers from a variety of local, national and global businesses.

The Business and Economics Department currently offer the following:

Year 10 and 11 BTEC Business (Edexcel)

Topics covered during Year 10 BTEC Business include:


Unit 1: Enterprise in the Business World

  • Finding information
  • Factors to consider in the current business environment
  • Trends affecting business
  • Size of business and type
  • How business ideas can be successful
  • Business ideas
  • Assessing the suitability of a business idea
  • Producing an initial plan for a business idea
  • Choice of business format
  • Sources of help and support in developing a new business
  • Business model

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Year 13 BTEC Business – Level 3 (Edexcel) This year only

The BTEC Business courses is worth 1, 2 or 3 A-Levels depending on whether it is taken as a single, double or triple option. The single option would be 6 units of coursework, the double option would be 12 units of coursework and the triple option would be 18 units of coursework. It has been designed to give students a ‘hands on’ and practical approach to learning Business Studies. The course is assessed through 100% coursework.

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Year 12 and Year 13 Economics (AQA)

The Economic A-Level course is designed to equip students with a knowledge and appreciation of one of the most relevant topics in society today – The Economy; what is going on, why has it happened and when will things improve.

Economics is 100% exam assessed and consists of two exams at the end of Year 12 if students wish to only acquire an AS qualification, or three exams at the end of Year 13 if students wish to acquire an A-Level qualification.

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