Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School, and to our website.
We are absolutely determined to provide an exceptional standard of education for every child that comes to our school, so that they have the opportunity to lead happy and successful lives. In order for that to happen, our students need to do two simple things - work hard and be kind.
We are a welcoming and caring school that also has exceedingly high expectations of every single one of our students. We take great pride in enabling them to grow and to flourish.
BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE COURSES
BUSINESS STUDIES DEPARTMENT
Subject Leader: Mr J Williams
The Business Studies Department offers a range of courses including GCSE, A Level and BTEC courses that allow students to follow pathways that suit their strengths and future aspirations. Students will not only be expected to learn about academic and theoretical models but will also develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of the world of work, through undertaking practical tasks, trips and visits and having the opportunity to speak with industry professionals.
The Business Studies Department is unique in that its subjects are only studied at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5. Each room is fully equipped with up to date learning materials and laptops, and every student will receive the help and support they need throughout their studies from specialist teaching and support staff.
Business courses are suitable for those studying in preparation for employment or further education in the business sector including law, accountancy, advertising and marketing, human resources and management. Students will be expected to use communication and IT skills, liaise with industry professionals and explore the dynamic nature of businesses including the impacts of external and internal pressures places upon them.
KEY STAGE 4
GCSE Business Studies
The GCSE in Business is dynamic, challenging and increasingly relevant during these turbulent economic times. Students will develop an in depth understanding of how businesses are set up and operate and will become highly proficient in the use of ICT and the use of a wide variety of research methods. This course encourages students to develop a critical understanding of organisations, their legal structure, organisational structures, sources of finance, marketing and operations.
KEY STAGE 5
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business
The level 3 BTEC National Subsidiary Diploma in Business is designed to provide highly specialist work-related skills in the Business sector. Students will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment within Business.
The four core units give students an introduction to, an understanding of, the business environment, management of resources, marketing and communication - all fundamental to the success of business organisations.
The assessment approach of the BTEC Nationals in Business allows learners to receive feedback on their progress throughout the course as they provide evidence towards the assessment and grading criteria. Evidence for assessment may be generated through a range of diverse activities including assignment and project work, case studies, workplace assessment, role play and oral presentation.
GCE A Level Economics
A Level Economics is a contemporary and dynamic course that provides a coherent combination of micro-economic and macro-economic content. Students will develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life, drawing on local, national and global contexts.
Economics is a study of scarce resources and how those resources are allocated to various uses in a market economy. Students will be required to understand the economic behaviour of consumers, producers and governments. This course enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of the role markets play and the way in which governments seek to manage them.
The subject is split into two main sections; microeconomics and macro-economics. Macroeconomics looks at the big issues affecting the economy as a whole such as unemployment, inflation, stability and growth, whereas microeconomics looks at individuals and businesses focusing on supply and demand and other forces that determine the price levels seen in the economy.
Dear Parents and Students
Welcome to Monmouth Comprehensive School
In our school we encourage everyone to have the highest expectations of themselves and each other as together we Learn to Lead our Lives.
We are proud of our students’ academic achievements. Just as importantly, we are a school that cares. We believe that students need to feel comfortable and secure in order to learn and, as a school, we put as much emphasis on creating a supportive and happy environment as we do on academic success. We achieve both.
I look forward to working with you to ensure the very best learning and life for the young people in our care.