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20/07/17

We say farewell to one of the greats of Careers Education https://t.co/ieUJCSDf6s

20/07/17

Retweetd From Jonathan Limb

Beautiful afternoon for the staff Softball game, Britain and Ireland vs the Rest of the World! https://t.co/sxWJbaoUCO

20/07/17

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Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

20/07/17

Our Summer Term 2017 Rewards Evening photos are now on the gallery page of our site: https://t.co/9OjB56vJJh https://t.co/LhWnmcppNI

18/07/17

Retweetd From Liz

visit to see Fiona working hard with Jack Petchey team. https://t.co/A6Zm3q4tS6

17/07/17

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Artist Tricia Trotman-Maraj work experience student; Saffron from https://t.co/4ue134NTUJ

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Jack breaks the record! Congrats huge 190! https://t.co/lQr9ld7aKS

13/07/17

thought you might like to see the victorious relay team https://t.co/U9Y6L7QjJS

13/07/17

Perhaps one for to explore

13/07/17

Retweetd From Kinetic Foundation

Congratulations. Maybe we can get your pupils interested in supporting this year. Looking for local support at the Arena!

13/07/17

News from Federation sports day Boys overall 2nd. Girls overall 5th. Outstanding - apart from the musical the best thing of the year

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Such pride for students competing Sports Day! Special note goes to the Active Science athletes. Wow!

13/07/17

you would have loved seeing the athleticism & expertise across all disciplines today at Sports Day https://t.co/7wzJ1x2Df3

13/07/17

Retweetd From Soarpoints

What makes humanity? Today 17 secondary schools stood in silence & applauded man of hope, grit, intelligence & so many prospects https://t.co/2g6D13fnxj

13/07/17

We stood (students & staff) as one Harris family to salute our wonderful teacher Michael, a man full of hope: full of optimism, grit & wit https://t.co/1v6AivYFwL

13/07/17

Retweetd From Harris Federation

A really special tribute paid at sports day to Michael teacher hundreds of students fell silent and applauded him. RIP ❤️

13/07/17

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Our boy Jack! https://t.co/VW2CQhML52

13/07/17

All present & correct for Federation Sports Day https://t.co/o7wczcQQPa

13/07/17

Sunny day at Crystal Palace stadium https://t.co/bY4lTq7o3V

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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