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Our GCSE Social Sciences and Business department is a well-established and busy area of the college, which runs a variety of clubs and societies in addition to curriculum subjects.

At GCSE level we offer Business Studies which provides students with a strong foundation to progress onto a wider selection of subjects within this department at A-Level.

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Studying GCSE Business Studies at CIC will introduce you to the world of business and give you real-life business experiences beyond the GCSE syllabus.  

Students take part in the Student Investor Challenge, a national competition which involves teams investing virtual money on the London Stock Exchange.

The department also takes part in Young Enterprise’s Tenner Challenge, where participants are given £10 from which they are challenged to make as much profit as possible.

Both these competitions are a highly interactive way for students to develop key employability skills and show off their entrepreneurial talents.

Regular subject related trips take place with recent highlights including a visit to Chelsea FC to learn about its marketing strategies, a trip to the Brand Museum, and off-site revision days.