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Business & Economics

At Camborne Science and International Academy, Business Studies lessons are optional for KS4 students (years 9, 10 and 11).  Business Studies lessons take place in ICT suites as ICT plays an important role in this subject. Students study the Edexcel Business GCSE and carry out a range of tasks that have been designed to draw achievements from them in a modern, practical way that is relevant to the workplace.  Projects are usually based around case studies.

The strands or key themes of Business Studies cover business aims, types of business ownership, organisational structures, competition, location, written communications, research, verbal communication, communicating using technology, development of ICT, organisational roles, finance, financial operations and financial statements.

In Key Stage 5, it continues to be a popular option in the sixth form.  Students study for the OCR Cambridge Technical Business Level 3 qualification.

Economics is offered at both AS and A2 and is an option subject in Key Stage 4.  Students study the OCR qualification.  Key themes include a combination of microeconomic and macroeconomic content, drawing on local, national and international contexts.  Student need to foster an appreciation of economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and be able to apply the values and limitations in a real-world context.


The Tutor2u AS Micro Revision Workshop was a great experience. The presentation and various lecturers supplied a pacey and effective overview of all the key components of AS Micro-Economics. With real life application, lots of activities and plenty of audience interaction students were engaged for the whole day. At the end of the day students were left with a lot to think about and a great resource to take home and continue to work on some more extending tasks.

Ms S Ormerod (Teacher of Economics)

“Time well spent, provided excellent exam preparation that was both informative and helpful.” Dan Thompson

“After a day of intense revision, I feel I have an improved understanding of microeconomics and the exam.” Nessa Cawte

“Has been a great day, learnt so much and I believe that my knowledge of microeconomics has greatly improved.” Damon Thorne

“It was a helpful day. After the presentation my understanding of microeconomics improved and I feel more confident about the exam.” Karolina Zuzek


Careers in Business

•management consultancy                   •trading                            •teaching

•accountancy                                      •advertising                      •investment banking

•bank management                             •retail buying                    •distribution management

•marketing                                         •market research              •personnel officer

•public relations                                  •retail management          •sales


Revision Business Games  - range of interactive games - GCSE bitesize   Times100 Case studies


Teachers of Business & Economics

Mr T Smith - Director of Learning for Computing, Buisness & Economics

Mrs S Deacon - Head of Business

Mr M Fenlon - Vice Principal

Ms S Ormerod - Head of Economics

Mr D Alsop - Teacher of Business