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.

Studying Economics helps me understand what's going on in the world around me; it's so rooted in the real world and it develops transferable skills.
Poppy, Sixth Form Economics Student

Opportunities beyond the classroom

Running 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.