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Economics is the science by which the world has seen itself develop through the 20th and now 21st Century. With its theoretical approach, it is the cause for all our economic and social successes but equally for the failures that permeate society. Dated in places but like the dynamic environment in which it sits, it continues to evolve, develop and shape society.

At Faringdon Community College, we aim to develop enquiring minds and is a fantastic subject for those who are curious about what goes on around them.  Economics is arguably the most powerful of the social sciences. Its principles provide students with unparalleled analytical tools to interpret the world around them and to shine a light on all of the great challenges that face humanity – how to grow economies, tackle unemployment, grapple with environmental issues, reduce crime and even understand demographic change. 

We will explore economic issues such as inequality, immigration and how we should pay for healthcare.  We will discuss the potential effects of current issues such as Brexit and how it affects not only our economy, but our daily lives and future opportunities.

We aim to develop essential skills such as analysing and interpreting data, building rational and logical arguments and making clear, convincing judgements. Economics combines both creativity and rational thought and students will confidently use a wide range of mathematical skills and balance these with strong communication skills, both written and verbal.  

This blend of essential skills will not only enable Economics students to leave Faringdon Community College 6th form prepared for success in a wide range of careers but equip them with a lifelong thirst for knowledge and greater understanding of the world around them.