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Business and Economics at Island Innovation VI Form Campus

Course description

This course encourages you to develop

an interest in, and enthusiasm for,

the study of economics, appreciate

the contribution of economics to the

understanding of the wider economic

and social environment, develop an

understanding of a range of economic

concepts and an ability to use these

in a variety of different contexts, use

an enquiring, critical and thoughtful

approach to the study of economics

and an ability to think as an economist.

Course content

You will be introduced to the

characteristics needed to be successful

in business; how to generate product

or service ideas; consider the

market; economic climate; sources

of finance; competition; the effect

of macroeconomic change and how

businesses minimise uncertainty.

You will be introduced to the

international business world; why

markets fail; how government decisions

affect business and the individuals

buying patterns; how government

policy can succeed or fail and why the

regulation of some markets is necessary.

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE to include;

B grade in English at GCSE.

C grade in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

The majority of universities offer

courses that are straight Business with

a particular career choice in mind,

e.g. marketing. As all students will be

involved in working for or managing their

own business the concepts and skills

studied together with good economic

understanding will be invaluable in

further education or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Island Innovation VI Form Campus directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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