The Economics course aims to develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject amongst students so that they appreciate the contribution of economics to the wider economic, social and political environment. The course seeks to develop an understanding of a range of key economic concepts and foster an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts, both domestic and international. Finally, the course aims to develop a student’s analytical and quantitative skills, together with the qualities and attitudes that will equip them for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities of adult and working life.
Economics is available as an option subject at A-Level.
Years 12 and 13
Students follow the Edexcel A Level in Economics specification A (9EC0), full details for which are available here. The course focuses on the fundamental concepts of micro and macro-economics and, in Year 13, applies these to business behaviour; the labour market; and national and international trade, development and poverty reduction.