|updated: 19/12/2012 15:31:00|
The Economics and Business department at Carres Grammar school was founded in September 1994. It started off with 24 students undertaking Business and Economics at KS5. Over the course of the past thirteen years the department has expanded enormously. The subject is optional at both KS4 and KS5. All teaching takes place at Carres Grammar school although the joint sixth form is in place.
The Business studies department consists of a team of two members, one of whom is also the assistant head. The department currently follows the Edexecel Nuffield Economics. The current year 13 are following the AQA exam board at A2 level. At KS4 the department follows the OCR 1951 specification. Currently there are two groups in both year 10 and 11 (approximately 50-60 pupils in each year undertaking the course), and one group in year 12 and one in year 13. At KS5 class sizes are between 15 – 25 pupils per class.
The department enjoys high academic success at both A level and at GCSE, both in grades and added value.
The aims of the department are: