The intent of the economics curriculum is for students to develop an enthusiasm and interest for the subject and appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment.
Students should develop an understanding of a range of micro and macroeconomic concepts and apply these to a variety of local, national, and global contexts. Economics students should use an enquiring and critical approach in order to think like an economist where different perspectives from economics agents are evaluated.
Students are challenged to think and work independently and collaboratively when engaging in lessons and class activities. Knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills that are regularly tested through exam questions, case studies and wider reading. Regular feedback is given to students to develop their skills and increase their confidence.
Cultural capital is a key part of the economics curriculum where students are exposed to a variety of viewpoints and perspectives alongside developing an increased understanding of current events happening globally.
The overarching aim of the economics curriculum is for the students to develop analytical and quantitative skills together with the qualities and attitudes that will equip them for the challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities of adult and working life.