The subject matter reflects the wide ranging, challenging, topical and relevant nature of Economics, and the aim is to develop the ability to understand, analyse and convey economic ideas and relationships in literary, mathematical and diagrammatic forms and evaluate the likely success of economic models and theory. Given the above, and the opportunities for group work, ICT based research and individual/small group presentations, Economics is an ideal vehicle for nurturing and demonstrating key BLP skills relevant to higher education and the world of work.
Staff Names and Roles
- Mr K. Jackson. Subject Leader for Economics, Key Stage 4 Enrichment Co-ordinator and Leader of Floyd House
Useful Websites to support your son’s learning
- The Economist Online
- The Royal Economics Society
- The National Institute of Economics and Social Research
- The Institute of Economic Affairs
- HM Treasury Department
- Economics UK
- Bloomberg Europe
Opportunities outside of lessons
- Visits to University of Birmingham and University of Nottingham take place in June/July of Year 12.
- The King Edward VI Aston Economic Society meet on a fortnightly basis. Speakers from local industry and local universities are invited in to school to discuss and debate topical economic issues.
- The KE Aston Economics book club meets on a regular basis throughout the academic year. Students of all ages meet to discuss a wide range of economics based books. This book club provides an excellent opportunity for students to carry out wider reading in preparation for Oxbridge/University applications and for younger students interested in Economics to develop their understanding of topical issues.
- Year 12 students are also encouraged to attend Masterclasses at local universities. They are usually a lecture style session focusing on one aspect of economics.