With the current state of world economics and the impact it is having on individuals, businesses and whole countries , why would you not want to study this fascinating subject at A Level? Economics is an interactive ‘real’ subject – you do it in lessons and then engage in it every day. From our individual desire to consume, and businesses driving for profit, how do economies achieve the optimal solution for all? Or will there always be winners and losers?
“Economics is a great subject as it helps us to understand how and why certain things happen. Not only does it explain to us how people have to make the best with their limited resources but also makes sense of many of the key points often debated by Government. Studying economics has enabled us to watch things like the budget and be able to talk about the effectiveness of the policies announced.”
Harrison & Charlotte, AS Economists, 2016
Economics is relevant to everyone, and an A-Level in the subject provides a deep understanding which will prepare you for careers across many fields. Specifically many people go on to work in banking and investment, law, consultancy, accountancy and actuarial sciences.
Lessons are taught in a variety of ways from; simulations and role play to seminars and peer teaching to enhance students learning as well as their soft skills. From Term 2 onwards CBT sessions are in place for students to gain additional support, but the subject is taught with an ‘open door’ approach, therefore if you’re not sure, just ask!
There are plans to offer a trip to New York in the future as well as opportunities to hear from experts in the field. In 2015 we visited Sheffield University to hear a lecture from Sir Vince Cable on the 2008 recession. The Big Challenge is also run as a CBT option, which is of particular interest to economic students who have an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills and enhance their CV.
Economics is available to all students at the Academy. The Academy’s general entry criteria apply.
The operation of markets and market failure
The national economy in a global context
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
The national and international economy