Curriculum Intent and Rationale
The purpose of the economics curriculum is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to progress in the study of economics or any subject at university and succeed in this. Economics is the study of the world around us from a social, financial, and cultural perspective. By gaining an understanding of economic theories and interrelationships between macro and micro economic issues, we aim to equip our students with the skills to make informed decisions throughout their lives and thus become more pro-active in terms of societal involvement.
The Edexcel curriculum provides amble opportunity for Economics students to develop analytical and problem-solving skills, numerical and computer skills, as well as the ability to work well either alone or within a team. All of these skills are very transferable allowing economics students to branch into any university discipline. From investment banking and financial services, business and public-sector management and research, to working with charities, teaching or the media. There is little restriction on what students can do with these skills as the curriculum not only teaches the application of economic theory but the analysis and evaluation of data. The curriculum extends to financial markets, economic development, and behavioural economics which ties in with many occupations and disciplines.