Economics

Economics is taught as an A level subject within the Business Studies Department.

Economics is an exciting and academic subject and is highly regarded by universities and employers.  We explore answers to everyday questions relating to the world of finance, government and current affairs.

Skill Development

Numeracy

Understanding Economics requires a good level of numeracy in order to interpret data and graphs.

Analytical

A model pupil will need to analyse economic data, identify trends and explain these using economic theory.

Communicative

A successful economist needs to be able to think logically and write fluently when developing a line of reasoning and completing extended responses.

Enrichment and Co-Curricular

The Department runs numerous activities throughout the academic year.  These have included the following:

  • Economic conferences with highly respected speakers in their field, including; George Osborne, Vince Cable, Alistair Darling, Ed Balls, Tim Harford, Hugh Pym and Stephanie Flanders
  • Visits to Surrey University involving real-life simulations on how ecomonic data impacts the stock market
  • Attending evening lectures at the London School of Economics, listening to top economists discussing a variety of issues being faced by countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and the challenges facing China in achieving sustainable economic growth
  • Visits from development economists at the Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Attending conferences at the University of Cambridge Economics Society and lectures from Bank of England economists about UK monetary policy