Economics & Business
Our Head of Economics and Business is Mrs W Meigh
The department teaches in a suite of rooms on the first floor of the Cooper Building. All four classrooms have interactive Clevertouch screens.
We follow the AQA specification for Economic and the Edexcel specification for Business. The two subjects can be studied separately; both provide recognised pathways to undergraduate courses at university and practical application for a wide variety of professions.
STRETCH & CHALLENGE
We enter students into various regional and national competitions, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants Business competition, the CIPFA Sixth Form Games, and the IFS Student Investor Share market trading game. We also encourage our students to enter various national essay writing competitions, as well as participating in our Young Enterprise National competition. The department also run clinics at lunchtime three times a week and offer an extension discussion group called “EconPlus” to allow investigation and discussion beyond the curriculum.
The majority of student who elect to study Economics or Business at A Level at Solihull ultimately go on to study a degree in this subject at university. In recent years, students have gone on to read pure Economics, Economics combined with either Finance, Management, History or a Business Management degree. Students have been offered places at a wide variety of universities including many Russell Group universities, as well as Oxford and Cambridge.