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Subject Mission Statement

To equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to develop their social, economic and technological awareness and to enrich their employability skills to help inform their choices of future pathways. We want to build awareness of cyber security to give mechanisms to help studentĀfs combat current challenges around online behaviour.


International trade and poverty. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form you own opinions.

KS5 Intent Statement

To provide a successful curriculum suited to
our student intake profile, balancing core learning with guided, differentiated
pathways for sub-groups or individuals which inspire and engage students whilst
successfully preparing them for progression at age 18 and future life as
learners, employers and citizens.

To give the students a real world
understanding of the use of technology in the wider world and to provide a
theoretical level of knowledge in the history and inner workings of key aspects
of the computer. To cultivate creative and dynamic problem solvers, both when
using technology and in general, by developing the key skills of computational

To give students a deep understanding and
engage learners to enhance their awareness of current affairs and key Economic
and Business topics to enrich and develop their cultural capital and prepare
them for a rapidly changing external environment. To equip students with the
analytical and evaluative skills required to form judgments and opinions about
why key decisions are taken by the government and the impact on the world
around us. We want learners to demonstrate that they can identify and use
effectively, in an integrated way, an appropriate selection of skills,
techniques, concepts, theories and knowledge to help them prepare for
progression to employment, apprentices and further education.

Qualification Details

Exam Board: Edexcel Pearson
Qualification Title: Economics
Qualification Specification Code: 9ECO
Qualification Webpage: Click here to visit the Edexcel Pearson webpage for the specification.

Entry Requirements

Standard Sixth Form entry requirements

What will I study in this qualification?

Possible Career Paths

Economics is a fascinating subject because it includes the study of how people behave and interact with each other. The dynamic between consumer, manufacturers and government makes economics a vibrant subject. Economics helps develop a number of personal skills; research, analysis and evaluation, communication, working with others to discuss economic issues and solve economic problems. Economics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers. Not only could you find yourself working for big corporations, banks or the government but your qualification in Economics could also be valuable support in a career like Marketing, Law, Journalism or Accountancy and Finance.

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