Business Studies & Economics

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Welcome to the Business Studies and Economics Department! Business & Economics Wordle

Our vision is to inspire, challenge and engage our students in achieving aspirational outcomes where students exceed their potential.
The Business & Economics Department endeavours to be an Outstanding area of the school and prides its self on equipping students with fantastic subject knowledge and transferable skills for future careers.

Staff

Mr Versaci (Head of Business & Economics) jversaci@sphs.uk.com

Mrs Farrelly (Teacher of Business & Economics) nfarrelly@sphs.uk.com

Mr Lax (Teacher of Business & Economics) alax@sphs.uk.com 

What is Business Studies?

Business is a practical and work related course. It will equip and provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life and further education.

Business Studies may be a completely new subject to students, however we will be studying companies that you are familiar with, such as; Superdry, Apple, Cadbury, McDonalds, John Lewis and local firms such as Janes Pantry, Mira Kohl and Gloucester Rugby. You will be surprised how much business knowledge you already have!

What is Economics?

The skills and knowledge developed when studying A-level Economics will be useful in a variety of careers and degree courses.  Students are taught to think critically about a variety of economic issues, to develop the ability to write analytically, to use economic data to support arguments and to communicate clearly. Through study of Economic concepts, students develop an understanding of how global economies work, political influences on the economy and the need for innovation to stimulate growth.

Trips

There will be a selection of trips available to students in Years 10 - 13. These opportunities will help to support and give a clear context to learning back in the classroom. The Business Studies and Economics Department are hoping to run the following trips;

  • Cadbury World
  • Tutor2U Revision Workshops
  • Brickhampton Golf Course
  • We are open to all ideas, especially if any parents are willing to let us visit where they work.

Could you support our department?

If you could support or have any links with a business that might accommodate a group of students then please email jversaci@sphs.uk.com 

Extra-Curricular

The business department runs coursework catch up sessions for students in years 10 – 13 every break and lunchtime in BS1.

Economic and Business A level exam support sessions are available on Tuesday and Thursdays during 2nd break each week. This is an opportunity to gain additional support or seek feedback on exam questions.

GCSE revision sessions are available on a drop in basis. Please speak to a member of staff should you wish to arrange a subject specific session.

We are currently running the student investor share challenge. Groups have now been register and trading has begun. Click here (https://www.studentinvestor.org/portfolio-league.php?school=3854)  to see how the teams are performing on the league table.

Within the Economics and Business department we actively encourage reading around the subject are and keeping up to date with current affairs.