Students studying Economics develop rich knowledge of economic theory whilst reading and learning about current affairs, economic models and policy. Students utilise their skills in an applied context, which develops a love for learning through problem solving and achieving a wealth of transferable skills such as analytical and enquiry skills. The discipline promotes critical thinking and evaluative skills that enables our Economists to flourish, achieving outstanding, influential posts within School and society. Economics knowledge is the gatekeeper to a life of success in finance, Management, Economics analysis and accounting amongst many other influential professions.
Economics can: give new perspectives on some of the most pressing and challenging problems facing the world today. Economics does not revolve solely around wealth creation, or peaks and troughs in financial money markets and their effects on business performance. Economic decisions and activities impact on many different areas of society and on our own everyday lives – interest rate fluctuations, personal taxation, unemployment, labour force migration and football transfer prices to name but a few. In a world where there is increasing debate about scarcity of resources, economics plays a key role in that it is fundamentally concerned with how to allocate those resources most efficiently.
Economics Programme of Study
A Level - Edexcel