The Economics Department aims to create a relaxed yet productive working environment for students. By providing a varied yet balanced teaching approach that combines whole class activity with individual attention to pupils and teacher-led lessons with independent learning it is hoped that students can fulfil their potential in the subject. The intention is:
- to provide students with good knowledge and understanding of the key principles and concepts underpinning Economics, and their applications;
- to provide students with the necessary skills to apply relevant principles to processes, institutions, problems and policy debates;
- to develop the students’ ability to communicate accurately and effectively in using knowledge and ideas in verbal, numerical, written, diagrammatic and graphical ways;
- to encourage students to think critically about the value and limitations of Economics in the real world.
Economics is available as an option subject at IGCSE, AS and A Level.
The Economics Department is housed in three well-equipped, specialist classrooms within the Humanities Faculty Area. It also has access to the Humanities Faculty IT room. Students are provided with a wide range of up-to-date textbooks and other resources to assist their learning.