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20/11/17

A lovely trip to the Royal Albert Hall this evening with our wonderful talented music and drama students. https://t.co/0CYXXDjw2r

17/11/17

Retweetd From London BMX

Great session at the track today with https://t.co/S2zOvPJuAK

17/11/17

Year 9 impromptu jam session in today’s break time. Music department always open. https://t.co/wBOEk9hRbt

16/11/17

Q - when did you begin using dual coding in your teaching Mr Caesar? "It came about through an organic way of seeing what worked"

16/11/17

Brian Caesar one of our 2 Lead Practitioners in science explains memory and learning to staff in our morning staff training - learning of ovaries, glands & hormones https://t.co/G6P4KAzJPx

16/11/17

Looking forward to it

15/11/17

Retweetd From What's On in Croydon

TODAY: Baby Driver (15) https://t.co/pF1JnoubHq

15/11/17

glad for Norwood to get a mention in such esteemed alumni https://t.co/HlMbmAS1ux

15/11/17

Always proud of Stormzy & https://t.co/HlMbmAS1ux

13/11/17

Continued community links. Our choir brightening up the morning at a local care home this morning. https://t.co/LqY98ZTZLH

10/11/17

10km walked, 10kgs each carried throughout and a group of very tired World Challengers. Please sponsor us for our Tanzania trip if you can: https://t.co/VDJtLCGYiw https://t.co/RYUNhi0f5q

10/11/17

Today we are proud to announce the names of our Golden Ticket winners for weeks 6 and 7 of the autumn term - Excellent work! https://t.co/1nftbumpVE

08/11/17

Sunset this afternoon during the Y7's remarkable comeback to beat an excellent team. Thanks for hosting #55-50 https://t.co/f3AbCHvBiq

08/11/17

Year 10 visited Imperial College today with Ms Wendt, Lead Practitioner for Mathematics - aiming to be the best as scholar, citizen and ambassador https://t.co/QyzrVXmBd7

08/11/17

Schools can be the key in breaking the cycle of mental health problems that face mothers and children during pregnancy and childbirth - Professor Louise Howard explains https://t.co/MkqgmgBJCu https://t.co/LB8YzQizwo

08/11/17

Executive Principal Nick Soar attending the today to hear Duchess of Cambridge speak of how to support mental health needs of young people https://t.co/xLVfZXUAzj https://t.co/w6Vajtr7hT

08/11/17

Student's work looking amazing at the CYAC Exhibition. https://t.co/xOpf1xvdBz

08/11/17

Retweetd From Soarpoints

"I'm Fine" Sensitive & upbeat chairing by as he introduces Professor Sir Simon Wessely, Regius Chair of Psychiatry KCL at the School Leaders' Forum - representing at this important conference in mental health https://t.co/XW61WNs37u

08/11/17

Students work ready for the CYAC Exhibition. Youth Arts takeover. https://t.co/HvmUPu5gJ2

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

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Why study GCSE Economics?

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Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. The economic way of thinking can help us make better choices. 

GCSE Economics concentrates on real-world economic problems, helping you to understand the world in which we live. Throughout the course you will be challenged to face major world issues.

 

Subject content and assessment:

Paper 1 – ‘How markets work’ (written-exam, 1 hour 45 minutes):

  • Economic foundations;
  • Resource allocation;
  • How prices are determined;
  • Production, costs, revenue and profit;
  • Competitive and concentrated markets;
  • Market failure.

Paper 2 – ‘How the economy works’ (written-exam, 1 hour 45 minutes):

  • Introduction to the national economy;
  • Government objectives;
  • How the government manages the economy;
  • International trade and the global economy;
  • The role of money and financial markets.

 

Future pathways:

Developing an understanding of both human behaviour and the wider economy will help you no matter which career path you decided to embark upon. Having said that, economics is particularly useful if you would like to work in business and finance, journalism and/or politics.

Perhaps most importantly, however, studying economics allows you to become more engaged, critical and robust citizens – able to assess the decisions taken by governments, politicians and big businesses around the world, and to hold power to account.

 

Useful web links:

www.tutor2u.net

www.worldbank.org.uk

www.statistics.gov.uk

www.bized.co.uk

www.bbc.co.uk