What is the curriculum trying to achieve?

Within the Social Sciences faculty we aim to provide students with a carefully sequenced learning journey in each subject, encouraging independence of thought, academic rigour and the ability to think critically about a wide range of social issues and their place within society. We work collaboratively to provide an experience for our students which is rich in critical thought, enabling all of our students to engage meaningfully with the course content for each subject.   

The study of economics enables students to understand the economic systems they encounter in their everyday lives.  This includes markets, prices and money at the micro level and government policy for taxation, public services and economic management on the macro level.  Through studying these topics students are encouraged to understand their role within society and community and how their personal decisions may impact on others, thus developing integrity.  Our teachers are ambitious in their expectations for all learners, developing resilience in their comprehension of our challenging and rigorous curriculum.  It provides opportunities for students to learn about a range of job opportunities as well as develop skills such as communication, problem solving (showing creativity) and numeracy that will aid them in future career paths. 

How do we organise learning?    

Each of our subjects organises learning to achieve our federation vision of ‘Educating today’s students for the world of tomorrow: a seamless education from 4 to 19’.  Please click here to see a visual map of students’ planned ‘learning journey’ in economics across Key Stage 4 and 5.

To see more detail on what we teach at each Key Stage, please click the relevant links below:


Year 12 curriculum summary


GCSE - Economics (9-1) - J205 (from 2017) - OCR

Anything else?

If you have any questions about our curriculum or require more information, please contact the Head of  Faculty by emailing

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