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Economics investigates human behaviour and the decision-making by consumers, businesses and governments.

At its core is the concept of optimising the individual, looking at how individuals and organisations make choices and the impacts that they have on the world around us. The department aims to give pupils insight into the fast moving world around them, drawing on history, speculating about future events and analysing the present. We teach theory, laced with real world examples in a balanced manner.

Economics at Blundell’s sets out to analyse the impact that policies and events have on the economic well-being of the local, national and international population. Topics such as ‘why the West’s love affair with free trade maybe coming to an end?’ or ‘the implications of our imminent cashless future’ are debated at length and from a global standpoint. There is no right or wrong but simply an appreciation for alternative approaches and a thirst to understand the possible implications of our decisions. We like our pupils to arrive furnished with an enquiring and thought-provoking mind-set. We want pupils to show a willingness to use models and data, to reach conclusions and have confidence to say what they think. The ability to build a case, hold an argument and defend it robustly will be celebrated and encouraged.

The department is well resourced with a strong body of professional experience. This supports our teaching, the Blundell’s enrichment program and the societies and clubs that we run. As a group we embrace innovative teaching strategies, use examples from the real world and aim to equip pupils with invaluable life skills as we go.

Latest News

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Pupil Profile: Meg

Blundell’s pupil awarded scholarship to top American University.

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Autumn Term Garden Open Day

The autumn sunshine helped ensure the Open Day was another successful event in the Blundell’s Garden. Year 1 started the activities with snail races and using Playdough to make models of insects and items they found in the garden.

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Pupil Profile: Harry

Since joining Blundell’s in Year 9, Harry’s academic achievements have gone from strength to strength. He quickly made himself known as a talented mathematician with a gift for the sciences and an aptitude for hard work.

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Blundell's on film

There has been considerable excitement around school this term as we had a film crew in to shoot footage for our new school promotional video.

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One Day Event

Congratulations to all the equestrian riders that took part in the Blundell’s One Day Event (ODE) this year. The ODE is aimed at South West Schools teams and individuals.

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GCSE & A-Level Results 2021

After a year of disruptions and interruptions we are delighted to celebrate the resilience, adaptability, and diligence of our pupils as they received their A-Level and GCSE result.

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Tatler Schools Guide

‘Blundell’s is the archetypal all-rounder, and it certainly isn’t lacking in spirit.’ ‘Pupils feel supported and stimulated’

Senior School News