Business Studies and Economics
We develop students’ understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors by illuminating the importance of innovation and change. Students find out how the major types of business organisation are established, financed and run, and how their activities are regulated. Factors influencing business decision-making are also considered, as are the essential values of cooperation and interdependence.
Students not only study business concepts and techniques but also enhance related skills such as numeracy and enquiry.
Through this course, students are able to:
- Understand different forms of business organisations, the environments in which businesses operate and business functions such as marketing, operations and finance
- Appreciate the role of people in business success.
- Calculate and interpret business data
- The ability to analyse business situations and reach decisions or judgements.
The aims are to enable students to:
- Apply their knowledge and critical understanding to current issues and problems in a wide range of business contexts
- Make effective use of relevant terminology, concepts and methods, and recognise the strengths and limitations of the ideas used in business
- Distinguish between facts and opinions, and evaluate qualitative and quantitative data in order to help build arguments and make informed judgments.
- Appreciate the perspectives of a range of stakeholders in relation to the business environment, individuals, society, government and enterprise
- Develop knowledge and understanding of the major groups and organisations within and outside business, and consider ways in which they are able to influence objectives, decisions and activities
- Develop knowledge and understanding of how the main types of businesses are organised, financed and operated, and how their relations with other organisations, consumers, employees, owners and society are regulated
- Develop skills of numeracy, literacy, enquiry, selection and use of relevant sources of information, presentation and interpretation
- Develop an awareness of the nature and significance of innovation and change within the context of business
In Economics classes, we seek to develop our students’ understanding of economic theories, terminologies and principles. Students study the economics of different countries and how these interrelate. They also learn to work with simple economics data and to use the tools of economic analysis.
Lifelong skills to be gained include:
- Understanding of economic theory, terminology and principles
- Ability to apply the tools of economic analysis
- Ability to distinguish between facts and value judgments in economic issues
- Understanding and usage of econometrics
- Ability to take a greater part in decision-making processes in everyday life
- Ability to use examples from a variety of economies
WAEC and IGCSE
Our syllabus is structured to prepare our students for both the West African Senior Secondary Examinations and the International General Certificate Secondary Examinations in Economics.
Using an extensive range of practical activities with theory studied. we complete all topics of syllabus for both WAEC and IGCSE exams before the end of the 11th year(SS2) with our students writing the IGCSE exams May/June of that year.
To give an idea of the exam results which our students at The Concord school achieve at WAEC and IGCSE, we have provided the results in Economics over the most recent year, 2019. WAEC A1-B3:100%. IGCSE A*-B:91%, A*-C: 100%