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    Economics

    Economics is a vibrant, dynamic subject which helps us understand the factors that determine living standards. It looks at the factors that influence individual’s decisions and the forces that affect national and world markets. Economics also considers how best to solve wide ranging problems such as recession, alcohol abuse, global warming, unemployment.
     
    At Kimbolton, we have an interactive teaching style which applies the analytical tools to current affairs.  Weekly news sheets allow us to help explain the forces affecting our society and incentives needed to bring about a better world.  We organise trips and encourage extra-curricular involvement in Economics competitions.  We are prod of our public examination results record and A* performance.
     
    Sixth Form Economics Students at Kimbolton School
    Sixth Form Economics Student at Kimbolton School is Highly Commended in Royal Economics Society CompetitionA Sixth Form Economics Lesson at Kimbolton SchoolA Sixth Form Economics Lesson at Kimbolton SchoolSixth Form Economics Students at Kimbolton School are Runners-Up in The Bank of England's Target 2.0 Competition

    Departmental Staff

    Head of Economics

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    Teaching Staff

     


    Curriculum

    Sixth Form – optional A Level subject

    We enter our candidates for AQA Economics. The three exams are as follows:

    • Paper 1 - Markets and Market Failure - data response and essay questions.
    • Paper 2 - National and International Economy - data response and essay questions.
    • Paper 3 - Economic Principles and Issues - multiple choice and data response on a current economic issue.

    Kimbolton 7th Period Super Curriculum: We will dig deeper behind current news stories and trends considering issues such as the rise of Bitcoin, the gig economy and AI. The time will be used to research the world economy, explore the views of economic thinkers and help enter competitions such as the IEA Budget submission and BASE Business Strategy National Competition. It gives us the opportunity to play some Economic strategy games deepening understanding of business decisions and government policy.

    Extra-Curricular Activities

    • Many of our students choose to participate in the Young Enterprise scheme.  We have an excellent track record of producing successful YE companies.
       

    Regular Trips, Visitors and Competitions

    • We enter the BASE competition and have been to the National Finals twice in the last five years.
    • Our students have the opportunity to enter the Royal Economics Society Young Economist of the Year competition. One of our students was highly commended in 2015.
    • We enter the IEA Budget competition, making proposals as to the level of taxation and what the government spending priority should be.
    • We run regular trips to The Bank of England, Lloyds Insurance and Jaguar LandRover.