Why study Economics?

A level economics is a rewarding intellectual experience, offering highly marketable skills in a way that is both stimulating and analytically rigorous. We encourage students to take a varied interest in current affairs and an understanding of what is going on around them within electronic and printed media. This course provides students with an insight into key issues in the news affecting everyday life. Why are oil prices so high? Why does the government provide free education for people up to 18? Why do economies experience recessions? Why is unemployment so high in some countries, and what can be done about it? The study of economics provides us with answers to these questions and many more. Economics is at the heart of what drives many decisions in our modern world. 

More information about Economics can be found in the subject film below or in our Sixth Form Prospectus (on our website).