Economics is the study of resource allocation, markets and government. The subject gives students the opportunity to question and discuss the world around them and use contemporary theories to explain events in the global economy. Economics is available from year 10 (GCSE) and in the Sixth Form (A Level). Students do not need any prior economics knowledge to start either the GCSE or the A Level courses.
What is the curriculum trying to achieve?
The study of economics enables students to understand the economic systems they encounter in their everyday lives. This includes markets, prices and money at the micro level and government policy for taxation, public services and economic management on the macro level. Through studying these topics students are encouraged to understand their role within society and community and how their personal decisions may impact on others. It provides opportunities for students to learn about a range of job opportunities as well as develop skills such as communication, problem solving and numeracy that will aid them in future career paths.
How do we organise learning?
Exam board AQA
Refer to the subject documents section below for the Economics curriculum summaries.
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How well are we achieving our aims?
Exam results are consistently strong for Economics and many students continue the subject at University or take related courses such as Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance.