Economics

Staff Quote

Subject Leader

Daniel Taylor
(Acting Deputy Principal)

Teachers

Damon Lewis
(Assistant Principal
Director of Sixth Form)
Amy Biddle
(Year 11 Progress Leader)

“As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.”

- Bo Bennett"


Why study Economics?

If you are interested in business, politics or simply how the world ticks Economics is the subject for you. In Economics we look at the issues and problems in the economy, such as rising unemployment, pollution, inflation, oil price changes, the credit crunch, housing market collapses and stock market falls. Economists then look at developing solutions to these problems and how these could improve people's lives. One such solution could be reducing taxation and you would look at how this could benefit or cost people and the economy.
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Aims / Objectives

In Economics we aim :

  • Prepare students with the skills needed to be successful in the world of work
  • For students to achieve at and above their target grades in Economics
  • To set SSS regularly to develop understanding and in preparation for exams
  • Prepare students for further study in Economics, Business and other subjects at university

Key Stage 5

In the sixth form students have the option of studying:
  • AS/A2 Economics (Edexcel 8EC01, 9EC01)

Economics is offered at post 16. This is 100% exams and involves looking at different markets and economies looking at how they work and why they fail. We look at some of the problems economies face such as unemployment, recessions and look at possible solutions to them.