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12/10/17

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Student drop-ins at lunch time today at and 🗣️👂

06/10/17

Just a reminder no pupils are to attend school on Monday- Inset Day

06/10/17

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Our year 7s loved their map skills lesson today 👍🏻🌍 https://t.co/iasXKSg8I4

05/10/17

We are ready for our futures evening ✅ https://t.co/uPLFPiFyri

05/10/17

Futures evening tonight for our year 11s 📚 5:30 until 8:30 👍🏻

05/10/17

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Looking forward to attending the Careers Fair at 6.30-8.30pm. Come & see what Palmer's can offer you!

05/10/17

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Meeting young people at and tonight talking about careers in creative industries!

04/10/17

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The crews return.... https://t.co/fZ4slcpt7k

04/10/17

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achievers day winners with the ultimate prize of rowing Gloriana, The Queen’s Row Barge congratulations! https://t.co/oJbQO0EIHe

04/10/17

Careers event for our year 10s today 👍🏻 https://t.co/zNZBcISb2a

03/10/17

Just a reminder we have an inset day on Monday 9th October https://t.co/3dPrgQIfpl

29/09/17

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Year 9s beginning their journey & today listening to Nikki King talking about women in business https://t.co/NLqktNGWH8

28/09/17

Hope you enjoyed it 👍🏻

28/09/17

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We loved visiting your wonderful school tonight

28/09/17

What an amazing place this is 😍👍🏻 https://t.co/GuaS1bG4xu

28/09/17

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28/09/17

Some odd things going on in science tonight https://t.co/TStVSA3uqz

28/09/17

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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Economics

Economics

Entry Requirements

An average Attainment 8 score of 5.5 as well as a Grade 6 in English Language or Literature and a Grade 6 in Maths.

An additional AS in Core Maths is advised if not taking Maths A Level.

What is Economics?

Economics is the study of how the forces of demand and supply allocate resources for consumers, firms and at national level. Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature. This course aims to develop an interest in and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider economic and social environment. You will acquire an understanding of a range of concepts and the ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts. From an enquiring, critical and thoughtful ‘economist’s mind’ you will practise the skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

Year 1 Course Content

Why is the government now cutting public spending? What effect will that have on the economy? What caused the recession? How competitive is the UK? What causes unemployment? Why do we pay tax? Was it really the banks that caused the current economic problems?

You will discover how the government tries to influence the economy, why it taxes various products and how it decides where to spend our money; what causes prices to rise and the impact of interest rates.

Year 2 Course Content

In the second year you will study these subjects in greater depth and progress to areas such as the economics of specific industries such as airlines and to the UK economy in the global economy, including exchange rates, the European Union and sustainable economic development.

How will you be assessed?

100% examination at the end of two years based on three 2 hour written papers.

Exam board: OCR