Why study Economics?
You will find economics in the news every day and, what is more, it often leads the news headlines. So if you want a subject which is real-world and ever-changing, which will help you to explain what is really going on around you, then this may well be a subject for you.
Topics of study at A-Level
At A-Level, modules in microeconomics and macroeconomics are covered. These papers cover topics such as market failure, international trade, globalisation, the labour market and government policies in the economy to name but a few.
Opportunities beyond the classroom
Run the lower school ‘Millionaires’ Club’; trip to New York that takes place every 3-4 years; visits to Cambridge colleges for Oxbridge applicants; ‘open door’ policy to provide support at any time throughout the course and revision sessions in the run up to exams.
What this subject might lead to
As a Social Science, students taking A-Level Economics often end up pursuing widely different careers. Some students will be taking this subject alongside Humanities and Arts subjects whilst others will be studying Maths and Science.
Suggested entrance requirement (if applicable)
We do not require any prior knowledge of Economics, although we do expect students to be interested in the world around them and prepared to work hard.