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Economics

Our overall aim is to inspire our boys to see Economics as a dynamic, real world-centred subject and one which has the capacity to engage and challenge them.

We seek to develop in boys the capacity to analyse and apply economic theory in a practical context, and to evaluate effectively aspects of decision-making by consumers, firms and governments using a wide range of economic models and principles.

Economics is only offered within the Sixth Form curriculum, where it has proved a highly successful option; many boys proceed to study Economics-related degrees at Russell Group universities.

Whilst Economics is only formally taught at Sixth Form level, the co-curricular life of the department enables boys across the School to access the subject in a variety of ways. Boys in Years 10 and above take part in the Model United Nations programme; Middle School and Sixth Form boys attend weekly meetings of the Senior Economics Society, where talks by Sixth Formers on a variety of economic topics are supplemented by external speakers. Sixth Form boys also take part in the IFS Student Investor, the Bank of England Target 2.0 and the ICAEW BASE Business Game competitions. In addition, boys in Years 8 and 9 are able to take part in a business enterprise activity during Activities Week each year.