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KEY STAGE 5


At Key Stage 5 our department offers two courses.


In Year 12, students can follow AQA A-level Economics and/or the AQA Applied General Certificate in Business.


Topics covered in A-level Economics are


Paper 1: Markets and Market Failure (2 hours written paper/1 data response + 1 essay)

Paper 2: National and International Economy (2 hours written paper/1 data response + 1 essay)

Paper 3: Economic principles and issues (30 objective test questions + extended written paper with questions for 10, 15 and 25 marks).


ASSESSMENT


Assessment is through a mixture of external examination (1/3) and the assembly of portfolio type evidence (2/3).


Assessment is entirely through terminal written examinations, which take place at the end of Year 13.


TOPICS COVERED IN APPLIED BUSINESS ARE


Studied in Year 12

ABS1: Financial Planning and Analysis (external examination)

ABS2: Business Dynamics (internally centre assessed)

ABS3: Entrepreneurial Opportunities (external assignment (not external examination))


Studied in Year 13

ABS4: Managing and Leading People (external examination)

ABS5: Developing a Business Proposal (internally centre assessed)

ABS8: Marketing Communications (internally centre assessed)



FURTHER INFORMATION


Students considering these courses must be genuinely interested in these subjects and be prepared to work hard both inside and outside of the classroom. A strength in both Maths and English Language will be helpful to students wishing to pursue these courses.









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