Business Studies & Economics
The Business Studies and Economics Department is a thriving part of Bablake.
- Mr R G Sewell (Head of Department and Assistant Timetabler)
- Mrs L J Alderson-Bolstridge
- Mr J G Burns (Assistant Head)
The department comprises 3 teaching rooms with full AV facilities. One of these classrooms has 14 networked computers.
Business Studies and Economics are available at AS and A-level.
In addition to high levels of academic achievement, the Department offers an enriching and engaging learning experience. Pupils will find themselves connecting with real world events by involving themselves in a variety of business and economic related activities using a range of resources, media and learning styles.
Business Studies pupils are likely to find themselves recreating the famous Pepsi v Coke taste tests which led Coca-Cola to make its infamous marketing blunder, analysing HMV's downfall, researching Starbucks' China strategy, debating Burberry's 'Britishness', and scrutinising Amazon's accounts.
Economics pupils will be finding out about the basics of our market economy, debating the merits of welfare benefits in the UK, finding the link between cigarettes, lighthouses and healthcare, grappling with UK Government policy, international trade, researching the Gross Domestic Product of China and Gross National Happiness of Bhutan, and judging the most significant forces on developing countries.
We work hard to ensure your achievements and successes are celebrated and recognised.
Many of our pupils embark upon degree courses in Business and Economics related areas at excellent Universities upon leaving Bablake's 6th Form. A very high proportion of former pupils gain employment in these areas upon graduating.
Pupils participate in a range of co-curricular activities, e.g. Charity Enterprise, Bank of England Target 2.0 Challenge, Sixth Form management games, extension lessons, Oxbridge preparation, visits to local firms, a visiting speaker programme, BASE National Business competition, Enterprise Day, Key Skills Day and optional educational visits abroad.
For more information, contact the department head at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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