Economics

They say money makes the world go round – but how fast? Studying Economics gives you a grasp of processes that affect every aspect of your life, and helps you to understand different ways of organising business and the state.

studying economics at truro school, cornwall, england, south-west

Economics at Truro School Sixth Form, Cornwall

Economics is exclusive to the Sixth Form and sees students studying choice and decision in a world with limited resources. You will analyse how our economy works and develop skills in evaluation and detailed assessment. We will challenge your political and economic assumptions, explore uncertainty and value diversity.
 

Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

 
The subject is split into two main sections, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and we devote half of each year to studying each section. You will look at the reasons changes occur in the economy, build models to help them to analyse these changes and, perhaps most crucially, evaluate these models. Beyond the curriculum, you can imagine you are the Governor of the Bank of England and take charge of setting the UK’s Bank rate in the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 Competition.
 
Our GCE Economics course follows the Edexcel specification. There is no coursework, so your grade is based completely on two exams taken at the end of both years. Think you could do a better job than the Prime Minister one day? Here’s where you find out.

Economics

Economics

Truro Sixth Form Student Secures Prestigious Chaucer Syndicates Apprenticeship

Truro School Sixth Form student Otto Mead has just been offered the only place on Chaucer Syndicates' 18-month Underwriting Apprenticeship Programme. Chaucer is a leading insurance group underwriting risks at Lloyd's, including marine, aviation, political, energy, property, casualty and...
Boarders' Blog

Dare Balogun in TARGETjobs Final

Lower Sixth’s Dare Balogun is travelling to London on 3 April to take part in the National Final of the TARGETjobs National Schools’ Challenge.   This competition has given our students the chance to benchmark themselves against thousands of others from different schools and colleges, both within the South West region and across the UK....
Business Studies

BASE 2014 – Cornwall Regional Champions

On 5 March, two teams of Lower Sixth students attended the regional finals of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ (ICAEW) BASE competition.  The event was held at Kingsley Village, and involved the students working through a case study of a firm to analyse its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, and advise the firm’s Board on...
Business Studies

Cee MacDonald Inspires the Sixth Form

On Friday 30 January, The Economics and Business Studies Department were excited to host Cee MacDonald.   Cee currently works as a Policy Advisor with responsibility for labour markets in the Research and Analysis Unit of the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office.   She gave an excellent talk to the Sixth Form, explaining what it’s like...