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23/05/24

Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at https://t.co/xnEkgtfYj5 pic.twitter.com/NTHnNajSD4

23/05/24

See our latest science experment with our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld. This one is on convection... https://t.co/boc1XYMjJt

12/05/24

Harris Dulwich Boys is pleased to announce a partnership with in support of their State School Sixth Form Cricket Programme. Details https://t.co/pLEr6OKPi1

30/04/24

Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum. https://t.co/dixREUEioo

22/03/24

Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.

18/03/24

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education! pic.twitter.com/v7kYxDhU4E

18/03/24

Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe. pic.twitter.com/eAc3eRjgae

18/03/24

Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate pic.twitter.com/vfyD3TDyLS

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated! https://t.co/UMwA7yMjcG

20/02/24

Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course." pic.twitter.com/y6KPjVpk7K

15/02/24

We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families. https://t.co/Frz4TrGe5f pic.twitter.com/S27e95IBt4

13/02/24

Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss! pic.twitter.com/mfp6r7W1xP

13/02/24

We are thrilled to announce that our student, Sebastian, has emerged as the winner in the Southwark Regional Final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge. A compelling and persuasive performance indeed! https://t.co/iJGSNARJai pic.twitter.com/lrwpFhyoyL

06/02/24

Our Art Prefects have had their second workshop with ceramicist Marie Tricaud. Students fired their ceramics in the kiln and applied coloured glaze. We experimented with colour and different painting techniques, finishing with beautiful results https://t.co/UyUjtBhnU3 pic.twitter.com/hALsSeg85L

01/02/24

Younes, Lawrence, Artur and Chowdhury competed in the Year 7 Spelling Bee earlier this week, taking on challenging words such as onomatopoeia, armageddon, connoisseur, fluorescent, leprechaun, garrulous and haemorrhage. A superb effort from our team! pic.twitter.com/f3onldp091

29/01/24

Urban Plan delivered a great urban development workshop today. Year 10 students were split into five 'development companies' and had to show industry professionals why their team should gain the opportunity to develop a new town centre. https://t.co/DyBJtLqfuN pic.twitter.com/mT1G2GLMOO

29/01/24

On Friday we held a special rewards breakfast for all the boys who helped with our Winter Showcase music concert at the end of last term.It was the largest amount of students we have had in one concert, so well done everyone. Our next event is Bugsy Malone in March! pic.twitter.com/QmVbi8qwuT

25/01/24

Our debating team made waves at the recent competition held at Sydenham High. Twelve of our best debaters rose to the occasion, demonstrating their eloquence and critical thinking. Judges praised their poise and respectful engagement with their opponents. Well done boys! pic.twitter.com/UIXm2Ec43h

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Economics

Economics seeks to analyse and describe the production, distribution and consumption of resources.

Curriculum plans for all year groups can be downloaded from the bottom of the page.

By the end of the A Level Economics course, students will have a greater understanding of government policy and strategy and why governments make the decisions they do.

Furthermore, students will have an array of knowledge about global trade, poverty, competition, employment and fiscal/monetary policy. Additionally, students will learn about how our banking system helps the economy and how supply and demand affects consumers, producers and governments.

During their course, students will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry. They will have a good knowledge of developments in the UK economy and government policies over the past 15 years.

Our intent is that, having learned a rigorous and broad two-year curriculum, our students will be ready to study economics and related courses at university. It takes account of the fact that few of our young people will begin the course with the depth of powerful knowledge which the exam specifications assumes.

Students will be expected to acquire competence in quantitative skills that are relevant to the subject content and be familiar with the various types of statistical and other data which are commonly used by economists. They should be able to make relevant calculations from economic data and be able to interpret data. Students should understand the role of evidence in economic decision-making but should appreciate the importance of value judgements.

It is expected that students will acquire a good knowledge of trends and developments in the economy which have taken place over the past 15 years and also have an awareness of earlier events where this helps to give recent developments a longer-term perspective.


Key principles of Economics A Level

Studying Economics at A Level will enable students to apply economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues, and encourage students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Economics A level draws together knowledge and skills from a number of subject domains and enables students to consider contemporary issues using an interdisciplinary approach.

Economics A level will prepare students for the next stage in their education as it cultivates the kinds of knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the workplace or at university, such as how to analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.


What broadly we intend students will learn

Year 1

The operation of markets and market failure

This area of the curriculum is primarily about microeconomics. Students will be required to acquire knowledge and understanding of a selection of microeconomic models and to apply these to current problems and issues. Models such as demand and supply, the operation of the price mechanism and causes of market failure are central to this part of the curriculum

The national economy in a global context

This area of the curriculum is primarily about macroeconomics. Students will be required to acquire knowledge and understanding of AD/AS analysis and should be provided with opportunities to use this analysis to explore recent and current economic behaviour. They should understand, and be able to analyse and evaluate macroeconomic policy


Year 2

Individuals, firms, markets and market failure

Students will be required to build upon knowledge and understanding of a selection of microeconomic models and to apply these to current problems and issues. New models such as perfect competition, monopoly and wider causes of market failure are central to this part of the specification. Students will need to demonstrate a realistic understanding of the decisions made by firms and how their behaviour can be affected by the structure and characteristics of the industry in which they operate. Other key models relate to the operation of labour markets, wage determination and causes of inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth.

The national and international economy

Students should have a deepening knowledge of developments in the UK economy and government policies over the past 15 years. They should also be aware of developments in the world economy, including the European Union, and how these have affected the UK. Students should recognise that there are a number of models demonstrating how the macroeconomy works and should appreciate that different economic models provide insights into different aspects of the behaviour of the macroeconomy.


For more information on the Economics curriculum please contact Jamie Allison J.Allison@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk