Economics

Nottingham High School

Economics is one of the largest sixth form subjects, with around 50% of Year 12 students choosing the subject in a typical year.  

Our students enjoy their studies and benefit from a hugely experienced teaching staff.  Each of our four teachers has over 20 years of experience in teaching the subject and all are committed to inspiring their students and helping them to achieve exam success. We teach our students a wide range of concepts and theories comprising the "economist's toolkit" and encourage them to apply their knowledge in "real world" contexts as much as possible.

The department has a track record of achieving exam success with all kinds of students, including the many choosing to read Economics or closely related subjects at university.  

We are pleased to be able to provide extension classes for those wishing to stretch themselves beyond the A-level specification as well as revision classes and individual support for all our students. The department prides itself on the degree of support we are able to offer to all those who wish to learn with us and in return we expect an active and engaged approach from our students. 

We are confident that all students who are willing to support their learning through their commitment in class and devoting substantial private study time to the subject will succeed with us. Keeping up-to-date with the subject in the quality media is an important support to classroom learning.

We offer numerous extension opportunities, including a variety of essay competitions and the prestigious Bank of England Target 2.0 competition in which we have enjoyed much success over the years. Taking advantage of these independent study opportunities provides an important bridge to university study as well as deepening student understanding.

Located in the White House, the department is well resourced and offers a vibrant and stimulating learning environment. The sense of purpose shared by our students and our staff is key to our ongoing success.