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Economics

Economics Department Curriculum Intent

The overriding ambition of our Business curriculum is to support the school vision of enabling every child to achieve more than they think they are capable of achieving.

The overall aim of delivering this curriculum is to help our students gain the necessary skills to be able to take their place in the financial and non-financial world of work and be prepared for the jobs of the future. We aim to do this by following the A Level specification, which gives students the necessary technical skills to achieve strong grades and progress to university.

As part of our curriculum, we aim to instil in our students a passion for Economics though bringing real world economic issues into our lessons, encouraging students to conduct regular outside research and providing them with curriculum enhancement opportunities such as educational trips to the Bank of England and outside speakers from various financial institutions. This in term fosters transferrable skills like problem solving, team working and making judgements.

We follow the AQA specification for Economics at Sacred Heart. We do so as we feel that the specification and assessment are suitably challenging and interesting for the students. We also have over 10 years marking experience in the department with AQA so we feel this gives our students the best possible access to their study of these subjects. The Year 13 Scheme of Work builds on the work the students have done in the preparation for their AS examinations.

 

Economics Curriculum Map