Economics is a dynamic and challenging area of study that is of great relevance to understanding the workings of the world around us. It is a popular subject at Hampton where it is taught solely in the Sixth Form.
The Hampton Economics Department is staffed by engaging and specialist teachers who promote lively debate, discussion and analysis ensuring pupils develop an appreciation of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current ‘real world’ economic issues.
Economics complements a wide range of subjects, and is useful in many commercial and professional careers. Topics include markets, prices, economic efficiency, market failure, firms, competition, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, the balance of trade, the EU, monetary union, financial markets and government policy.
The majority of our students go on to study economics and management degrees followed by jobs in finance and business.
Aims of the Economics Department
- To encourage pupils to develop an understanding of econominc concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current issues
- To apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts, with an appreciation of their value and limitations
Pupils need to be strong at maths, though it is not essential to be taking A Level Maths to study Economics. They must also be able to express themselves clearly and to write well.