Since Economics is based around the choices made by individuals, firms, governments and ultimately society, it is an opportunity for debate. It provides the framework for argument, on such diverse subjects as poverty, health-care, footballers’ wages and the environment.
The goal is to use what resources we have to make ourselves better off, and it is no coincidence that people with Economics degrees are among the best-paid graduates!
Trips & Events
There are numerous opportunities to extend pupils’ economic understanding outside of the classroom. Activities pupils are encouraged to become involved in include: attending in-house lectures; entering various essay competitions; being part of the ‘Target 2.0’ Bank of England competition team; investing virtual money in the Student Investor Challenge; attending the ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’ Economics club; or signing themselves up to an Economics related MOOC. In addition, there have been trips to the Bank of England and the New York Stock Exchange in recent years.
Economics provides an excellent grounding in how the national and international economy works. The intellectual skills of analysing complex data and presenting coherent arguments are of life-long value. Economics is therefore highly valued by universities and is a first-rate foundation for an array of careers including in business, government, law, journalism and engineering.
Head of Economics & Business Studies