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


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


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Our year 7s loved their map skills lesson today 👍🏻🌍


We are ready for our futures evening ✅


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


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


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The crews return....


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achievers day winners with the ultimate prize of rowing Gloriana, The Queen’s Row Barge congratulations!


Careers event for our year 10s today 👍🏻


Just a reminder we have an inset day on Monday 9th October


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Year 9s beginning their journey & today listening to Nikki King talking about women in business


Hope you enjoyed it 👍🏻


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We loved visiting your wonderful school tonight


What an amazing place this is 😍👍🏻




Some odd things going on in science tonight



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Economics Wider Reading


  1. Useful websites

Exam Board: OCR


For daily and weekly developments in Economics: (especially its guide to financial markets)

For models of the UK economy, virtual tours of other economies, practice papers and guidance notes aimed at AS level try:

Economic Review

Philip Allan

London Review of Books

Macroeconomic blogs

For development indicators and starting to look at the issues involved in development economics


There are blogs/videos of the following economists that may be useful on a wide range of topics

  • Paul Collier
  • Ha-Joon Chang
  • Paul Krugman


  1. Wider reading – useful for everyone but especially useful for anyone planning to study economics at university.

Alex Brummer:          Britain for Sale: British Companies in Foreign Hands 26 April 2012); 

The CrunchRobert Peston:         How Do We Fix This Mess?: The Economic Price of Having it All, and the Route to Lasting Prosperity

Evan Davis:              Made in Britain: how the nation earns its living (May 2012)

R & E Skidelsky:      How Much is Enough: The Economics of the Good Life (19 June 2012)

Robert Skidelsky:     Keynes:  The Return of the Master

Dambisa Moyo:        How the West was Lost: 50 Years of Economic Folly and the Stark choices ahead (2012)

 Winner Takes All: China’s Race for Resources and what it means for us (June 2012) 

Dead Aid (2010)

Dani Rodrik:              The Globalisation Paradox: Why Global Markets, States and Democracy can’t co-exist (March 2012)

Vince Cable:             The Storm

O Chittenden & V Cable:  The Future of Money (World Class Thinking on Global Issues) 2011

A Banerjee & E Duflo:  Poor Economics; A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty (2011)

Paul Mason:                 Meltdown

H Pym & N Kocchan:  What happened?            

Gillian Tett:                Fool’s Gold

Liquat Ahamad:        Lords of Finance, 1929, the Great Depression and the Bankers who broke the world

Paul Krugman          The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008

J. Stiglitz; P Krugman et al:            New Keynesian Economists

 Stephen D King:      Losing Control: The emerging threats to the West’s Prosperity

Anatole Kaletsky     Capitalism 4.0: the Birth of a New Economy

Ian Bremmer:          The End of the Free Market

Robert Shiller:         The Subprime Solution

David Smith:           The Dragon and the Elephant: China and India and the New World Order    

The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next

L Elliott & D Atkinson:Fantasy Island;The Gods that Failed: how blind faith in markets has cost us our future

Nouriel Roubini:      Crisis Economics
Tim Harford               The Undercover Economist; The Logic of Life ;

                                    Adapt: Why success always starts with failure

Martin Wolf                Why Globalisation works

Jeffery Sachs           Common Wealth: Economics for a crowded planet;

Joseph Stiglitz          Making Globalisation Work

Noreena Hertz          The Silent Takeover;  IOU – The Debt threat

J K Galbraith             The Great Crash

                                    The Affluent Society

Diane Coyle              Sex, Drugs and Economics

The soulful science ; what economists really do and why it matters

The Economics of Enough

Richard Layard:        Happiness: lessons from a new science

M & R Friedman:      Free to Choose

John Kay:                  The Truth about Markets;  Everlasting Light bulbs

Philip Ball:                 Critical Mass

Dixit & Nalebuff:       Thinking Strategically

A.K. Dixit & B.J Nalebuff:The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life (Jan 2010)

James Miller:             Game theory at work

Ted Fishman:           China Inc

M Forstater:               Little Book of Big Ideas – Economics

N Nicholas Taleb:    Fooled by Randomness;

                                    The Black Swan

Amartya Sen:            Development as Freedom

Paul Collier:              The Bottom Billion;

                                    The Plundered Planet: How to reconcile Prosperity with Nature (Aug 2011)