"To change the world you need to understand it, to understand it you need to know Economics.”
Economics is current; it is about real world issues that matter. Students studying Economics at CGS are actively encouraged to develop a passion for reading around the subject and to enquire why decisions are made.
Students will learn about issues such as global inequality , the subprime loan market, the growing economies of China, India and Africa as well as investigating how the UK government can slow down the obesity crisis. Students will develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes
that will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of
adult and working life.
In recent years student have opted to study a range of courses at University such as Economics at Oxford, Business Management, Fashion and Marketing as well as Accountancy.
WHO WE ARE
Mr Shields Head of Economics and Business Studies
Mrs Rew has been teaching Economics and Business for almost twenty years and has a particular interest in global economics. She is also responsible for financial literacy with the school and has prepared programs for all year groups ranging from budgeting to obtaining a mortgage. In addition to teaching extra-curricular activities play a big role in this subject . Students at A-level and GCSE are encouraged to run enterprise teams as well as participate in the IFS Share Challenge. Each year an A-level group enters a team for the ICAEW Base competition where CGS has been the regional winners for three consecutive years. In 2015 Mrs Rew took a team of 3 Year 13 students to Hong Kong as they had qualified as semi-finalists for the Global Student Enterprise Challenge. The team secured the winning spot and were announced the Global Winners at a gala dinner.
WHAT WE DO
Students are introduced to economics through building knowledge of core microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, and by investigating economic theory through real-world businesses and the environments in which they operate.
Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding with applications to more complex concepts and models are developed throughout the course.
Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessment and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies.
The GCSE course allows students to begin to understand how the world of business operates. They will develop an understanding of what it means to be an entrepreneur , consider the how the recruitment process works, research the environmental and ethical problems facing today’s businesses as well as identifying the impact consumer law has on both consumer and business.