Business Studies & Economics
The Business Studies and Economics department aims to provide our pupils with the skills and knowledge required in an ever changing global workplace.
We aim to ensure that our pupils can go out into the world of work with their academic achievements and the employability skills needed.
Our pupils will be entrepreneurial, independent learners, confident presenters and strong team players.
To achieve our aims, we provide different academic and vocational pathways from 14 – 19.
This will ensure that our pupils are all given the chance to fulfil their potential in an environment that suits them.
Mr. D. Vallier GCSE & A level Business Studies and Cambridge Technical
Mrs. G. Hopkins A level Business Studies and Cambridge Technical
Mrs D. Brando GCSE Business Studies and A level Cambridge Technical
Ms A. Lawther GCSE & A level Economics
Mr. D. Vallier
I have been Head of the Department since arriving at Knights Templar School in September 2013 and from September 2014 was promoted to the Head of the newly formed Business and Social Sciences Faculty.
I have over 20 years of industry experience within finance, customer service and recruitment, both in the UK and overseas. I have also run my own human resources consultancy business whilst studying to gain my Business and Management degree to enter the teaching profession. I am passionate about my subject and enjoy bringing the ‘business world’ into the classroom, to enhance the students learning whilst linking to the subject content.
Business and Economics are subjects that are fascinating because you have to keep very much up to date with current developments in both of them - you can see them evolving all the time in the news - and also because they are of such relevance to all our lives, which keeps students interested and motivated.
Business Studies and Economics are available to all students as an option at GCSE and A level. The topical nature of these subjects means that resources are constantly up-dated. Recent case studies and current data are therefore drawn from newspapers, magazines, TV and IT sources. Students are expected to use a wide range of sources in researching their assignments. These subjects provide an important contribution to modern citizenship and are supplemented by talks and visits.
Key Stage 4:
- GCSE Business Studies
- GCSE Economics
Key Stage 5:
- A level Business
- A level Economics
- Cambridge Technical GCE Business Double Award
Please follow the links on the right for further details of these courses