Business, Economics, Psychology

Mr. Chris French, Mrs. Sarah Lundy and Mrs. Michelle Roberts would like to welcome you to our department. We hope this page provides all the relevant information you need, feel free to contact us for more details regarding any of our course or extra-curricular activities should you have any questions.

Swans International School Economics Department

Key Stage 3

All year 9s complete a 12 lesson short course in introductory Economics that is designed to provide a brief insight into the world of business and economics as a prelude to students making IGCSE choices.

Key Stage 4

Year 10 students can choose to study IGCSE Business Studies (Cambridge) or IGCSE Economics (Cambridge). These courses cover a range of different topics that investigate the business world or fundamental economic theories during year 10 and year 11. In addition, GCSE Psychology is available as a choice for year 10 students. This course explores the causes and influences of human behaviour, from how behaviour is learnt and how memory works to causes of aggression and the genetic aspects of personality. At the end of the IGCSE courses all students complete their external examinations and are graded from A*-G. Recent results have been very encouraging and students continue to work hard to achieve strong results in these popular subjects.

Sixth Form

IB students can choose to study Business and Management (group 3) at Standard Level or Higher Level, or Economics (group 6) at Higher Level. Students can even choose both subjects as part of the diploma programme. We are proud of the recent results of our Business and Economic students and many of them have gone on to study at University level in these subjects. For example Enrique Sevilla, a previous student, has just scored a 1st at Manchester in a microeconomics module of his Business Management degree course. In addition, Psychology is available as a Standard or Higher Level choice in group 3. This is a very comprehensive course where students will learn how to study psychology from biological, sociocultural and cognitive perspectives.

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