No servant can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money.
What do we Study?
With the impact of Covid 19, there has never been more of a vital need to study Economics, to truly understand the vast economic impact of this unprecedented pandemic. Economics offers a vast, board spectrum of topics. This includes understanding the financial crash, sovereign debt crises and Brexit. These are just a few of the complex, topical issues that students will grapple with and debate in the classroom.
You will learn – and critique – policy responses that governments have implemented in a bid to achieve their macroeconomic goals, as well as learn more about the financial and social consequences of these decisions, both at home and overseas.
Along the way we will also study the predictable, yet often irrational, behaviour of consumers and businesses and analyse how markets work in the microeconomics side of the course.
Students are encouraged to develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry. They should appreciate that value judgements play an important role in economic decision making. They should understand the methodology of economics and the role of evidence whilst recognising that economics is a social science and that people’s behaviour is not necessarily rational or predictable.
It is expected that students will acquire a good knowledge of trends and developments in the economy. This course is excellent preparation for those students intending to pursue economics at degree level, or for anyone considering a career with an economic angle.
Through the study of Economics you will gain many transferable skills, including advanced analysis and evaluation of current affairs, as well as the abstract thinking and data handling. Economics complements many other subject choices well and will form a strong part of any balanced A Level programme.
We follow the AQA Exam Board at A level, though we like to stretch our students beyond this.
Beyond the Classroom
In addition to the specific lessons were teach, Students are invited every year to attend the Royal Economics Society Talks. We organise a range of trips such as Bank of England and we also host a number of interesting speakers within the industry. Students have taken part in a range of Economist essay competitions such as Young Economist of the Year RES Essay Competition.
Where it Might Lead
Economics allows pupils to peruse a range of different careers. Many students choose Economics as a graduate degree, with the potential to earn a high income upon graduation. Some students choose to combine degrees with numerous disciplines such as politics, maths, geography to name but a few. Economists are in high demand and do pursue a range of different industries, such as the civil service, politics, financial services, journalism and many more.