Economics & Business Studies
Head of Department : Mrs M Roberts
Business and Economics is an exciting and developing department at West Kirby Grammar School. The department consists of three teachers, Mrs Roberts, Mrs Stringer and Mrs Jackson (currently on maternity leave), who are subject specialists and all passionate about their specialty.
At Key Stage 4 we have re-introduced GCSE Business Studies, which has attracted two teaching groups in Years 9-11. The course actively engages students in starting and growing a small business, through investigating topics such as Enterprise and Entrepreneurialship, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Management and Economic issues.
At Key Stage 5 we offer A-level Economics, which includes both Business and Economics elements and also attracts two teaching groups per year. The main themes of the two year course include: markets, consumers and firms; the wider economic environment; the global economy; and making markets work.
Both key stages follow the Edexcel examination board specifications, with the new AS-level Economics B specification.
The department has achieved 100% pass rate at A-level for the past five years; with 72% of students achieving A*-B in 2016. The department relocated into the new ‘Business Hub’ in Easedale in September 2015. A laptop trolley is available for use in the adjacent Sixth Form Library. The use of ICT resources allow the students to closely monitor and report on economic markets, news events and business developments, both nationally and internationally.