King Edward VI School - Economics


Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.

Economics is the study of the allocation of scares resources. From individual markets, where firms and consumers interact in Microeconomics, to the Government’s Objectives and Policies in Macroeconomics, the subject is concerned with decisions regarding what we do with what we have.

The course at K.E.S is structured very clearly, with a system of guided reading and regular assessment to ensure that students remain on track to reach their potential, with a highly successful intervention programme also in place. The extracurricular provision in the department provides numerous opportunities for students wishing to enrich their understanding and prepare for studying in this subject area beyond the restrictions of the A Level syllabus. The Politics and Economics Society creates a platform for both guest speakers and students to discuss the big issues of the day. The Guild of Economists focuses on areas of stretch and challenge including a bespoke ‘Maths for Economics’ course, a course based around the Economics of ‘Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain’, an Oxford University MOOC and a Business Practice course run by the former MD of two international firms. Economics is a popular subject at K.E.S., consistently performing well in the Kirkland Rowell parent and student surveys as well as in public examination results. In recent years the subject area has become the most popular subject studied at university by our leavers.