Business Studies & Economics Curriculum Intent

“The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity."

Peter Drucker

Businesses are created, evolve and thrive in response to the needs of the global market whilst influencing future trends and developments. At Toot Hill School our Business students experience an exciting curriculum that reflects these patterns, business law, management, marketing and economics as they build their knowledge and understanding of global wealth and well-being. We are committed to develop students to be the leaders and entrepreneurs of the future who create, share and use their understanding to help businesses flourish in local, national and international markets.

Our curriculum is a blend of theory and real-life application of how businesses react and adapt and we purposefully sequence knowledge that enables our students to analyse supply and demand, creating innovative solutions in response.

Our students learn the detail underpinning business ownership, operations, human resources, marketing, finance and how they react to external influences such as the economy, competition, globalisation and legislation. This ensures the bedrock of knowledge for successful businesses to succeed in competitive markets.

Through modelling and nurturing deep interest in Business Studies, our students will become:

  • equipped with the knowledge and skills to be successful in the wider business world
  • curious and creative thinkers, with the ability to find solutions
  • confident when making decisions in ever changing, often challenging circumstances
  • aspirational when making business and employment choices
  • articulate and highly informed leaders of the future

"It turns out that advancing equal opportunity and economic empowerment is both morally right and good economics, because discrimination, poverty and ignorance restrict growth, while investments in education, infrastructure and scientific and technological research increase it, creating more good jobs and new wealth for all of us."

William J Clinton

Economics involves the study of how goods and services are produced, distributed and consumed within volatile global markets and the impact of these on society. Our knowledge of Economics and our commitment to making the world a better place can promote living standards and social mobility in our local, national and global communities. The Economics curriculum at Toot Hill School provides students with unparalleled analytical tools to interpret the world around them and it shines a light on the great challenges that we face as a society and enables them to shape positive change around them.

Our curriculum is a blend of theoretical macro and micro – economics and real life application. We carefully sequence and deliberately choose historic and current case studies to enable students to make use their knowledge to make connections whilst appreciating different contexts through varied perspectives.

Our students learn the detail that underpins economic systems, stakeholders, decision making processes, responsive markets, supply and demand, fiscal and monetary policy, inflation and competition. From a wider perspective, our students develop an understanding of economic climates in different cultures and countries and how they contribute to and influence the global economy.

As economies are forever changing, we aim to inspire adaptability within our Economics students’ thinking so they become:

  • confident analysers of economic theories
  • critical consumers who appreciate a variety of perspectives from a range of stakeholders
  • highly skilled evaluators of an ever changing economic climate
  • flexible thinkers with the ability to articulate their reasoning

July 2024


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