Senior - Economics

With the current changes in the UK economy, there has never been a better time to study Economics. By adopting an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics, students are able to develop their enthusiasm for the subject and also their ability to think as an economist. 

Students enjoy Economics at St. Francis' because it is highly topical, challenging and fun. The classes take full advantage of the international diversity of our students, so that economic issues are debated from perspectives from around the world. Students comment on the excellent level of support available to all students whenever they have issues. An online support area is provided which includes the class PowerPoint lessons and screencasts on key topics so that students can go back and review lesson material when needed. Beyond the narrow confines of the A level, students are encouraged to broaden their horizons. We encourage students to enter a wide range of external competitions - such the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 contest, attending public lectures at LSE or listening to podcasts and watching TED talks.

The subject is highly respected by universities as it helps students to develop an ability to work with Mathematics and to show excellent written analysis. A high proportion of our students go on to read the subject at University departments such as Cambridge, LSE, Warwick and UCL.