Hellesdon High School

& Sixth Form Centre

Business & Economics

Business Studies

Business Studies is a practical, dynamic subject which investigates aspects of the business world. These include:

  • Recruitment Marketing
  • Finance
  • Customer Service
  • Quality Control
  • Use of Technology
  • Location
  • Business Planning
  • Enterprise
  • Market research

We consider topics that will impact on all our lives, such as advertising campaigns, new laws, inventions and changing customer trends. We use a range of teaching styles such as group work, DVDs, student presentations, class discussions, ICT, project work and visits.

Students taking Business Studies are encouraged to be aware of current business issues by watching the news and reading a quality newspaper.

From GCSE we offer two A Level-equivalent courses. Many students choose to continue studying Business courses at university or start a career in a business-related area such as retail management or accountancy.



Economics is about how society meets people's demands for things they want to consume. Economists are interested in issues such as changing incomes, the level of taxation, why prices rise, and how best to solve issues such as climate change or unemployment. In essence, it helps you to understand developments in business, society and the world economy.

Economists ask questions like…

  • Who benefits from higher spending on schools?
  • What is the impact of the London congestion charge?
  • Is it worth getting into debt at university?
  • Does it matter if Tesco has more shops than its rivals?
  • Why are some countries rich and others poor?
  • Will a rise in income tax mean more government tax revenue?
  • Do more exports mean a better-performing economy?


Next Steps

Many students choose to continue their study of Economics at degree level or start a career in business, accountancy or government. For more information, go to www.whystudyeconomics.ac.uk