The Economics and Business Department aims to provide students with the best possible introduction to these subjects. We provide comprehensive coverage of the A level content and focus on depth of understanding. We strive to inspire our students through interactive lessons which enable each individual to excel and measure success not only by academic grades but also through enjoyment of lessons.
A level Economics
This course consists of 20% mathematics and entails the use of multiple diagrams. It is split into microeconomic s (the individual firm or consumer) and macroeconomics (the broader economy), which are examined separately and together in the synoptic final exam paper. The course is very much focused on what is going on in the real world and requires a keen interest in current affairs. The students often comment that by the end of the course they have a much greater understanding of news bulletins!
Each year, students have the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of global Economics by going on a school trip to Japan during the Autumn half-term.
Young Enterprise allows students to form and manage their own business, generating profit and dividends for the shareholders. They work closely with business link advisors and launch a product or service into the market. Students also take part in the Bank of England ‘Target Two Point Zero’ schools competition.