Business Studies - Winner of the 2013 Good Schools Guide Award for Excellence
The Business & Economics Department has moved to a brand new area. There are three classrooms, a social learning zone with 4 networked computers and a large TV screen. The department also has a staff office. There are three full-time staff members and one part-time member of department.
Students within the department are encouraged to get involved in the various enterprise schemes that we offer throughout the year, such as Student Investor, Shares 4 Schools, Target 2 and enterprise trips to local businesses. Competition within the department and with other schools is encouraged via the L6 and U6 enterprise teams.
Business & Economics - Staff Overview
Russell Wareing BEc (Hons) Murdoch University, W Australia; Grad Dip Ed Curtin University, W Australia.
Mr Wareing is the Head of the Economics and Business Department, teacher of L6 and U6 Business & Management and Economics. He is also the Chief Examiner for the Pre-U in Business & Management, 2nd XI Football coach and Cross Country running coach.
Sara Bridson BA Marketing & Public Relations, University of Lincoln
Miss Bridson joined LRGS in September 2012 and teaches L6 and U6 Business Management and L6 Economics on a part time basis. Sara also co-ordinates the department's enterprise offering and is part of the LRGS student support team.
Ian Ralston BA Durham, PGCE Lancaster
Mr Ralston is a teacher of L6 and U6 Economics, Assistant Examiner for AS and A2 Economics, the Head of Middle School, IFS Student Investor organiser, Target 2.0 organiser, U16 Rugby, U15 Cricket and junior ski trip leader.
"There is much to anticipate in the years ahead with what is undoubtedly a strong department staff". (Department Review)
Business & Economics - Sixth Form
Business and Economics are only offered in the Sixth Form.
The department follows the Cambridge Pre-U specification. This is a linear course which is assessed by two examinations at the end of the second year and a research project. The Pre-U courses attract more UCAS points than A-levels and are highly regarded by the best universities including the Russell Group. Mr Wareing (Head of Department) is the Chief Examiner of this course
Further details can be found on the CIE website. www.cie.org.uk
Economics (Edexcel A-level A 2015)
The department follows the Edexcel syllabus. In total four units are studied and these are examined at the end of the second year. The course is linear. Three exams are taken at the end of the second year.
For more details on the curriculum, visit the Edexcel web site
"Rapidly becoming a flagship department." (Departmental Review)
Business & Economics Competitions
"Extra-curricular opportunities continue to strengthen and grow." (Departmental Review)
IFS Student Investor
Entry: Year 10 to U6
Detail: Investing in a virtual shares portfolio
Entry: L6 Economics pupils
Detail: Invest £1500 in stocks and shares
Target two point zero
Entry: U6 Economics
Detail: National interest rate setting competition
Entry: Year 10
Detail: A single session to encourage financial literacy
Entry: L6 & U6 Business & Management
Detail: National Business, Accounting and Skills Education Competition
Target Jobs National Schools' Challenge
Entry: L6 & U6 Business and/or Economics
Detail: National online Enterprise test
IFS Level 2 Certificate in Personal Finance
Entry: L6 Business and/or Economics
Detail: Level 2 qualification in personal finance
Rathbones work experience
Entry: L6 Business and/or Economics
Detail: 2 days work experience at Rathbones Wealth Management