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A lovely trip to the Royal Albert Hall this evening with our wonderful talented music and drama students.


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Great session at the track today with


Year 9 impromptu jam session in today’s break time. Music department always open.


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


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


Looking forward to it


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TODAY: Baby Driver (15)


glad for Norwood to get a mention in such esteemed alumni


Always proud of Stormzy &


Continued community links. Our choir brightening up the morning at a local care home this morning.


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


Today we are proud to announce the names of our Golden Ticket winners for weeks 6 and 7 of the autumn term - Excellent work!


Sunset this afternoon during the Y7's remarkable comeback to beat an excellent team. Thanks for hosting #55-50


Year 10 visited Imperial College today with Ms Wendt, Lead Practitioner for Mathematics - aiming to be the best as scholar, citizen and ambassador


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


Executive Principal Nick Soar attending the today to hear Duchess of Cambridge speak of how to support mental health needs of young people


Student's work looking amazing at the CYAC Exhibition.


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"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


Students work ready for the CYAC Exhibition. Youth Arts takeover.

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Why study GCSE Economics?


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.


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