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Economics and Business Studies

The study of Economics and Business Studies aims to develop an academic interest in both subjects which goes beyond the confines of a textbook. As they are topical subjects, girls are encouraged to develop a broad knowledge of the external economic and business worlds, through wider reading, topical debate and current class based activities. We also offer a weekly current affairs workshop where girls have the opportunity to discuss present-day economic and business events.

The girls also have the opportunity to take part in a number of competitions throughout the year. The prestigious Target 2.0 allows the Economists to present their ideas and opinions on current monetary policy to a panel of Bank of England representatives. Whilst the Business students participate in the highly competitive BASE competition which requires the girls to develop and present a business strategy from a complex business scenario. We also have a number of organised trips and residential visits, including to London and Paris.

The Department boasts a high progression rate on to Economics and/or Business related degree courses. Both subjects also support higher education applications to many varied degree courses as well as developing skills and qualities required in the world of work.

Bolton School Senior Girls Economics Students

Young Consumers of the Year winners

Bolton School Business Studies Students