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Eric Taylor
Head of Department:
Mr Eric Taylor

Members of staff: Mr S Black (Business Studies & Economics), Mr P D’Hotman (Business Studies),
Mrs Ros Taylor (Business Studies), Mrs X Jele (Accounts)

IGCSE Accounting

The IGCSE Accounting syllabus introduces students to the theory and concepts of accounting, and the ways in which accounting is used in a variety of modern economic and business contexts.
Students focus on the skills of recording, reporting, presenting and interpreting financial information, forming an ideal foundation for further study, and for a future career within the profession.

A & AS Level Accounting

The A and AS Level accounting syllabus enables students to apply their accounting knowledge and understanding inn order to analyse and present information, give reasoned explanations and make judgements and recommendations.
The syllabus covers topics such as the recording of financial information, accounting principles and control systems, and the preparation of final accounts for a variety of different organisations and businesses.

Students learn more about raising capital by shares and loans, ratio analysis and cost accounting, and also study the preparation of cash flow statements, cash flow analysis, the repayment of share capital, and standard costing and investment appraisal, among other topics.

IGCSE Business Studies

The IGCSE Business Studies syllabus develops students’ understanding of business activity in the public and private sectors, and the importance of innovation and changes.
Students learn 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.

A & AS Level Business Studies

The Business Studies syllabus enables students to understand and appreciate the nature and scope of business, and the role it plays in society.
The syllabus covers economic, environmental, ethical, governmental, legal, social and technological issues, and encourages a critical understanding of organisations, the markets they serve and the process of adding value.

Students examine the management of organisations and, in particular, the process of decision-making in a dynamic external environment.

A & AS Level Economics

Through the A and AS Level Economics syllabus, students learn how to explain and analyse economic issues and arguments, evaluate economic information, and organise, present and communicate ideas and judgements clearly.
The syllabus covers a range of basic economic ideas, including an introduction to the price system and government intervention, international trade and exchange rates, the measurement of employment and inflation, and the causes and consequences of inflation. Pupils also study the price system, the theory of the firm, market failure, macroeconomic theory and policy, and economic growth and development.