SGHS wins the 2017 ENTHUSE Award for STEM Secondary School of the Year
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|Course Delivery||This course is delivered in collaboration with Ermysted’s Grammar School.|
|Entry Requirements||There are no specific requirements that you need to meet in order to study Economics, although a grade 6 in Maths and English would be helpful, and a genuine interest in current affairs and politics is essential.|
Economics is a social science. It is a study of human behaviour, looking at the production and consumption of scarce resources in national and international economies. Human nature is difficult to predict and notoriously capable of change and this makes Economics a particularly fascinating subject. Economists develop theories to understand how consumers, firms and governments are likely to behave in everyday life. We need to cover a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to:
All of these issues are taught in the context of relevant economic theory and students are encouraged to read as widely as possible around the subject to enhance their understanding and knowledge. We recommend that quality daily newspapers are read regularly.
There are many different career paths open to students of Economics. Students with an Economics background tend to be among the highest paid workers in the country.
The new Economics Assessment includes three exam papers at the end of the second year (June 2017).
Paper 1: Markets and market failure; 2 hour written exam
Paper 2: National and international economy; 2 hour written exam
Paper 3: Economic principles and issues; 2 hour written exam
There is no external coursework.