Badminton School

Economics can be taken as a full A Level at Badminton. The insights it offers into the problems faced today by businesses and governments helps pupils to make informed judgements about British, European and global issues. The subject also offers a strong platform for university-level study in Economics, Business and Accountancy.

Our curriculum is split into two main areas. Microeconomics looks at individuals, firms, markets and market failure and includes topics such as:

  • Law of Demand
  • Demand and supply elasticities
  • Production costs and revenue
  • Competitive market process
  • Market failure and government intervention

Macroeconomics looks at the national and international economy. Here we explore wider national economic issues including:

  • Economic growth
  • Inflation
  • Interest rates
  • Exchange rates
  • Unemployment
  • The Balance of payments on the current account.  

We also look at international economies and their economic performance.

The Department encourages pupils to read about the world around them and we hold regular discussions about news articles and nationwide events. There is a weekly Business Club, and pupils also have the chance to take part in the Bank of England Target 2.0 competition and the Student Investor Challenge.

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