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24/09/17

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24/09/17

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Year 7s showing us how to model atoms; one group built this beautiful Sodium atom from plasticine https://t.co/KVynYwkI58

22/09/17

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22/09/17

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A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

22/09/17

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22/09/17

A few Y10s had a chance to try BMX thanks to and https://t.co/jStWeDE3xY

22/09/17

Golden Ticket Week 2 winners: https://t.co/H9GyNMRbOW

21/09/17

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Alas, I was tied to the Flash-Bang lab for Open Evening but there is always beautiful electrochemistry, chromatography & qualitative testing https://t.co/4GV0LYzHxJ

21/09/17

Science at Harris South Norwood inspires and challenges - the academy is open for any Year 6 parents who wish to view https://t.co/PkEPXYSPGr

20/09/17

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Excited to welcome prospective year 6 students and their families to the Science Department . See you in M109! https://t.co/TYgTVzhMvz

20/09/17

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19/09/17

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19/09/17

Tomorrow we open to Year 6 parents to see our wonderful academy https://t.co/FwFNtBlRDU

19/09/17

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Reflections this week covers the question - is it better to give things or receive things in life? https://t.co/2sdCuArrvM

18/09/17

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Our academy will be open for Year 6 patents to come & see on Wednesday evening - please do come https://t.co/OcFjKPEbNe

18/09/17

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Is your son or daughter ready for Year 7. Open evening for year six parents Norwood, Southwark, Dulwich & Croydon https://t.co/5smnEGJxpZ

18/09/17

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Please do come and see our wonderful academy this week. You will receive a warm, informed welcome https://t.co/ZqhjGGZAb5

18/09/17

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Students excel & adore learning about history of Britain, but also the world. A-level studying Soviet era this term https://t.co/uSBkGWXXsX

18/09/17

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Former student "#stormzy performs new single on Live Lounge https://t.co/ntIvJWGNY4

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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