Economics and Business are always in the headlines! in recent years, much attention has been directed at issues such as fair trade, business ethics, global climate change and the recent recession and recovery. The study of how markets work, and knowledge of the national economy, is essential to understanding the world in which we live and work.

Throughout Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5, we develop a greater understanding of financial markets and will be quicker to realise how much the taxman is taking from your salary. Economics equips students with the skills to participate successfully in the increasingly knowledge-based and interdependent global economy of the current century. Business success and failure is continually evolving in a fascinating way and the department is dynamic in making these ideas come alive in the classroom!