A Level Economics - Preparation for Year 11
Economics is taught in the Sixth Form at Norwich School and helps pupils to understand theories that can be applied to a range of social and political issues.
Indeed, the subject is acutely relevant to most contemporary debates about the way in which society is organised. Pupils come to appreciate the value of these theories, as well as their limitations in explaining phenomena encountered in the real world.
A-Level Economics naturally complements other social sciences. The course is word based, like History, but analytical in approach, like Physics. The mathematical component of the subject can be pursued at degree level, particularly by pupils who also study Maths.
A specialist knowledge of Economics is the natural precursor to careers in banking, finance, industry and government. It also forms a common background for those intending to enter politics, the law and public service.
Most significantly, however, it represents an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to develop a better understanding of how the world works, both on the level of individual behaviour and global organisation.