Department of Economics

Economics is suitable for students who want to explore ways in which daily choices made by individuals, businesses and national governments influence our lives. In Year One, students will be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail, consumer choices and the role of businesses/enterprise in the economy. The role of banks, the financial sector and aspects of life in a global economy are also considered.


In Year Two, students explore more broadly the impact of globalisation on consumers, firms and the labour market. In addition, the role of the government in the economy is considered, alongside the causes and legacy of the Global Financial Crisis.  


Entry Requirements 


No prior study of Economics or Business Studies is necessary. A grade 6 in Mathematics and English is required.



“A current and relevant subject, inspiring students to critically explore the decisions taken by individuals, businesses and national governments in our rapidly changing world, whilst also considering the impact these choices on society. We encourage leadership, curiosity and an independent mindset in an aspirational learning environment.”

Mr M Schofield (Department Leader)