Head of Department - Ms Dominique Ellis
At Trinity, Economics and Business are offered only at A Level and we are one of the largest departments in the Sixth Form, with around half of the L6th taking up one or both of the subjects as a new challenge.
For many Sixth Formers our courses represent the best (and occasionally only) opportunity they will have to apply their studies directly to the world around them. Try it yourself now – go to any reputable news website (Mail Online and BBC News are the UK’s most visited) and, whether it’s austerity, taxes, rail fares, bankers’ bonuses, unemployment, inflation, the power of the unions, house prices, the “Big Six” energy firms or even the launch of latest iPhone, you are sure to find myriad stories about the latest developments in the economic and business worlds. This relevance and the ability to use bang-up-to-date materials in class will make either subject a compelling option for any Sixth Former, whether they have aspirations to be the next Levi Roots or are looking for a challenging, relevant fourth AS subject to broaden their horizons and make them a more attractive candidate to universities and future employers.
Individual support & extension opportunities
Regardless of their ability in either subject, the Economics & Business department strives to help every student achieve their potential. For those looking to extend their study beyond the confines of the syllabus, there are many extracurricular opportunities including taking part in Young Enterprise, the Bank of England’s Target 2.0, the IFS Student Investor Challenge and the Royal economics Society’s Young Economist of the Year essay competition. We also have a wealth of books and other resources that will help students stretch themselves academically. For those in need of more help, support is offered in a variety of ways. Students may book 1:1 sessions with teachers for help during lunch times or after school or come to Economics or Business Clinic during a lunch time to speak to teachers and classmates about the work covered.
The best tools for the job
Besides a large and regularly-updated range of books in the Library, we are a technologically progressive department and have a set of Windows 8 tablet PCs at our disposal as well as numerous resources on Firefly and the Gateway, our electronic platforms. Using these, we are able to offer real-time news analysis and contextual research to support teaching and learning and ensure that students are able to effectively apply their knowledge to current affairs. To keep them abreast of the latest developments in the local and global economy our Twitter feed also provides regular links to relevant news stories and materials (follow us on @Triconomics).
See it for yourself
On top of the constant contextualising of work done in the classroom, it is very important to us that students get to see the application of the theories they learn in action and to this end, students can expect to go on both international and local trips. In the past this has included visits to the Czech Republic, Spain and Poland and - more locally - we have visited breweries, the City Business Library, the Coca Cola factory and Chelsea Football Club.
For more information on the courses themselves, please visit the Economics and Business Studies A-Level pages or email Mr Earl on email@example.com