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Business and Economics



Business and Economics Curriculum Intent Statement

In Business and Economics, our intent is to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all our students by enriching their understanding of the world around them, thereby helping to prepare for their future working environment.


Business and Economics Vision

We aspire to provide a curriculum that is influenced by Business and Economics processes, people and place and Business and Economics skills. We strive to develop our students’ breadth of knowledge and understanding and deepen their critical thinking in terms of the impacts of business and government decision making. This in turn will guide them to understand how these decisions are affected by cultural, social, spiritual and emotional choices, which we hope will help to nurture entrepreneurial talent in the future.


Business and Economics Purpose

A high-quality Business and Economics education inspires entrepreneurial talent and prepares them for their future careers. Learning how to apply their knowledge and understanding to different business contexts ranging from small enterprises to large multinationals and businesses operating in local, national and global contexts, our students develop a curiosity and interest in the decision-making process and behaviour of businesses and the government. They understand how businesses meet the needs and wants of society, despite the economic problem of scarce resources and unlimited wants. Analysing the impacts of these decisions enhances their understanding of who is affected, how they are affected and why they are affected. By analysing both internal and external factors, students see how both business and economics influences simple everyday consumer behaviour, for example, how the price they pay for goods and services, is influenced by the process of demand and supply and decisions made by the Government through taxation, and the Bank of England through changes in interest rates. Evaluating these impacts helps our students draw well informed short-term and long-term judgements.



Business in the real world

Accounting and Finance

Economic Growth

Monetary Policy

External influences on business

Risk and contingency management


Supply-side policy

Business Operations/Operations Management

Business objectives and strategic decisions

Price Stability

Market Failure

Human Resources/Human Resource Management

The global Environment

Balance of Payments

Government intervention/Failure


Forecasting and decision making

Fiscal Policy

Competitive market

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.