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Copleston High School

The word “economics” comes from the Ancient Greek oikonomia meaning “household management”.  From this origin, we have taken the idea of careful use of resources to obtain the best possible outcomes.
Studying Economics at Copleston provides students with a framework to understand the modern world and the forces that lie beneath it.
Some of the crucial areas we investigate include consumer and business behaviour, environmental protection, inequality and poverty, the operation of financial markets, trade and exchange rates, globalisation and development in poor countries.
Economics is a highly regarded subject, valued by universities and employers alike.


“Economics is the science which studies human behaviour as a relationship between ends and scarce means which have alternative uses.”

Lionel Robbins, 1932


Curriculum Maps

The topics we study are outlined in our curriculum maps:

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Assessment and Feedback Outline Approach


Students are set one major weekly assignment (once a fortnight per teacher). The vast majority of assignments are exam-based questions. We have been moving towards the use of assessment booklets in Y13. Individual feedback is given in both written and one-to-one form. Students are set revision using EzyEconomics. There are frequent vocabulary and multiple choice tests. Every topic has a terminal multiple choice test in Y12. In addition to the twice yearly formal assessments, Y13 students sit a number of further mocks. Teacher, peer and self-assessment are all regularly used. Informal quizzes are a regular feature of lessons too.