Economics

Economics

Entry Criteria

  • Average Point Score: 5.5
  • Maths GCSE 5
  • English Language GCSE 4.0
  • 5 in Business at GCSE (if studied)

Examination Board

  • AQA

 

Teaching Staff

  • Mr Kelly

If you study Economics at Crompton House you’ll be better informed, than the average person in the street about the big issues such as the ‘credit crunch’ and the ‘double dip’ recession. You’ll be encouraged to articulate your ideas and to distinguish between facts, bias and opinion. It will also give you more confidence in your personal finances because you’ll be more aware of the changing economic situation and how this affects your pocket.

Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature. The Economics course aims to stimulate your interest in how economies work, the problems they face and possible approaches to solutions. You will study a range of issues at a personal, local, national and international level, gaining an understanding of events in the real world.

During the course you will be helped to develop the essential skills toolkit of an economist:

  • A knowledge & understanding of economic idea.
  • The ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of economic issues and problems.
  • The capacity to interpret and assess economic evidence supporting economic arguments.

These skills will enable you to judge arguments frequently aired in the media and public debate.

The department uses a variety of teaching and learning methods, including whole-class and small group work, discussions and debates. Regular workshops are held at which you can review your progress and seek additional assistance or advice from your teachers in meeting individual learning needs. A voluntary scheme pairs Year 12 students with Year 13 mentors.

Students who take Economics also often study Mathematics, Geography, History, Politics, Sciences and Languages. Of course if you go on to specialise in Economics then it will help you to get into university or college.