Why study Economics?

Economics GCSE is an essential grounding for further study of Economics at A level and degree level. The skills learned in Economics lend themselves to a wide range of careers including finance, banking, international development and insurance.

What is involved?

This subject looks at economic activity through the lens of consumers, producers, government and the workings of the global economy. As students go through the course they’re presented with opportunities to focus on real-world issues. Students will consider and reflect upon moral, ethical and sustainable issues that arise as a result of the impact of economic activity. Students will use their economic knowledge and skills to investigate national and global economic situations and issues from the last 15 years. Students will also be aware of the policies that governments have used to attempt to manage these situations and issues.

Students will develop quantitative skills relevant to the subject content and will be able to make relevant calculations from economic data and be able to interpret data presented in the form of graphs and charts



Ms. Charlene Doherty

Head of Business and Economics

Charlene graduated in 2011, with a BSc in Business from University of Ulster, before pursuing a career in quality assurance with Allstate Insurance. After two years’ industry experience she decided that her passion was teaching. She then secured a place in Middlesex University, moved to London and successfully completed a PGCE in Secondary Education the following year.


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