KEY STAGE 5
At Key Stage 5 our department offers two courses.
In Year 12, students can follow AQA A-
Topics covered in A-
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 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)
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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