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Business and Economics



Business and Economics Curriculum Intent Statement



In Business and Economics, we aspire to provide an enjoyable learning experience for all our students so they develop into rational citizens, through their consumer behaviour and decision-making. Having acquired a full understanding of how and why businesses behave in certain ways in the real world, and the impact changes in the economy have on these businesses, students will see the importance of making rational decisions.



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, students’ develop a curiosity and interest in the decision-making process and behaviour of businesses. They understand how businesses meet the needs and wants of society. Analysing the importance of each of the different functions in a business such as the Accounting and Finance department, Human Resources Department, Operations Management Department and Marketing Department enhances their ability to understand the internal workings of a business. By analysing both internal and external factors, students see how both business and economics influences simple everyday consumer behaviour, such as how the price they pay for goods and services, is influenced by decisions made by the Government through taxation, and the Bank of England through changes in interest rates.


Business in the real world Accounting and Finance Economic Growth Monetary Policy
Internal and external influences on business Risk and contingency management Full Employment Supply-side policy
Business Operations Business objectives and strategic decisions Price Stability Market Failure
Human Resources The Global Environment Balance of Payments Government intervention/Failure
Marketing 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.