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Economics and Business

      The Economics and Business department at Rydal Penrhos School is a strong, dedicated and effective team, providing a stimulating environment, and enabling pupils to successfully make the transition from GCSE to A-level. A significant number of pupils choose to study Economics- and/or Business-related degrees at university, which is further proof of the vibrancy and relevance of the department and the subject area.

      Why study Economics or Business?

      Economics is a social science that involves the study of how individuals, firms, governments and economics attempt to solve their economic problems. It also incorporates some study of social and political issues. The skills learned and concepts studied by economists will prove of vital importance in their future development as employees and citizens.

      Business pupils develop an understanding of the integrated nature of Business and an ability to apply understanding to the real world.

      If you are looking for a course which will challenge you, complement many other courses, and open up new avenues, Business could well be for you. The subject is not intended to be vocational; however, it is attractive to employers, as the skills learned are useful to many careers such as general management of finance. It is also an excellent vehicle in terms of delivering Key Skills, which are now recognised by many university admissions tutors.


      • GCSE Business
      • A-level Business Studies
      • A-level Economics


      Pupils are taught in three classrooms with access to fully equipped computer rooms that are internet enabled. In addition to up-to-date textbooks and a well-stocked Learning Resource Centre there are a wide variety of resources which are accessible by everyone via the school intranet.

      All pupils of Economics and Business have more IT resources than an independent learner could ever possibly read as they have online access to:


      Economics and Business