Economics

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The Economics Department

Economics is offered to all students when they pick their Year 12 options.

The Economics Book

Mr Wallace is Head of the Economics Department and also Head of Year 13.  He can be found in his teaching room (GB7) or the economics office (GB5).

Mr Wallace’s interests are wide ranging within the field of economics and he was a contributory author to ‘The Economics Book’ on the history of economic ideas. You will find him particularly animated when speaking within the field of games theory and he has a growing interest in classroom simulations of economic problems – “experinomics”. 


Mr Stephen teaches Economics, a little Maths and helps with lower school games. His Economics teaching room is GB6 and when not teaching he will usually be found in GB5 or the main maths office.

Mr Stephen is especially interested in how the UK interacts with the global economy. He also has a keen interest in econometrics, the way in which mathematical modelling is applied to economics, which he developed at Warwick University. Passionate about his homeland, he represented Wales whilst in the sixth form himself in public speaking. Typically, he is equally enthusiastic about rugby as one would expect.

He runs the brilliant econ department twitter feed: @CRGSEcon and the instagram feed: crgs_economics, which you should all follow!

Miss Idrissi teaches Economics, runs extra-curricular Japanese and helps with Young Enterprise. Her teaching room is GB2 and her form room is the Careers Library.

Her interests gravitate towards the origins of economic ideologies, and how history has formed what we perceive to be mainstream economics today.

Miss Idrissi is also interested in the Japanese Economy, she had the opportunity to study Economics and Martial Arts (Bushidō) at Kansai University in Osaka.

 

Economics Resources

Economics is a fascinating subject in part because it is ever-changing. However, this presents a problem when providing resources for economics students. Text books are invariably out of date in some way by the time they are published! We therefore ensure that you are provided with up to date printed and electronic resources.

As well as your printed economics workbooks, you will find many resources on students shared resources, including examples of past exam papers, mark schemes, and much more.  Many useful resources can also be found at the following web sites:

  • www.tutor2u.net (Useful website that provide free notes on many areas of your AS level.)
  • www.bized.co.uk (Useful websites that provide free notes on many areas of your AS level.)
  • www.economist.com (The world’s most well known economics based magazine.)
  • www.statistics.gov.uk (This is a government site that provides up to date data about the UK economy.)
  • www.edexcel.org.uk (The exam board we use for economics, specification A.  Lots of tips for exam success here!)

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