King Edward VI School - Economics


Economics is everywhere, and understanding economics can help you make better decisions and lead a happier life.

Economics is the study of the allocation of scares resources. From individual markets, where firms and consumers interact in Microeconomics, to the Government’s objectives and policies in Macroeconomics, the subject is concerned with decisions regarding what we do with what we have.

The course at K.E.S is structured clearly, with a system of guided reading and regular assessment to ensure that students remain on track to reach their potential, with a highly successful intervention programme also in place. The extracurricular provision in the department provides numerous opportunities for students wishing to enrich their understanding and prepare for studying in this subject area beyond the restrictions of the A Level syllabus. The Politics and Economics Society creates a platform for both guest speakers and students to discuss the big issues of the day. The Guild of Economists focuses on areas of stretch and challenge including a bespoke ‘Maths for Economics’ course, a course based around the Economics of ‘Andrew Marr’s History of Modern Britain’, and an Oxford University MOOC ‘From Poverty to Prosperity.’ Economics is a popular subject at K.E.S., consistently performing well in parent and student surveys as well as in public examination results. The subject area is the most popular subject studied at university by our leavers. 

If you are interested in finding out more about studying Economics at K.E.S. then you are invited to explore our pre-A Level course by clicking here.  The aim of this course is to ensure that prospective Economics A Level students, are well informed about what Economics actually is and are engaged with and enthused by some of the key ideas.

Additionally, please use this link for our recent 6th Form Open Evening Presentation for Economics, which contains lots of useful information regarding the subject at K.E.S.