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Economics

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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Summer performs Animal Farm with British Youth Music Theatre

Summer performs Animal Farm with British Youth Music Theatre

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Boys' Hockey Season

A busy hockey season saw our boys’ teams playing a record 101 fixtures!

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Blundell's at Rosslyn Park

For the first time, Blundell's took the maximum number of teams to Rosslyn Park, three girls and four boys’ teams.

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Musicians reach National Final

Congratulations to our sixth form group, who have qualified for the national final.

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U18 Girls Rugby Triumph

Our U18's were crowned winners at Millfield 7's tournament.

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Around the World in 80 Minutes

The “Around the World in 80 Minutes” Spring Concert was an event of extraordinary scope and execution, so grand that to say it took the audience on a whirlwind global tour would be an understatement.

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Oxford University success for Freya!

Congratulations Freya!

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1st XV Semi Final Success

Semi Final Success for Blundell's 1st XV!

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Carol Service at Exeter Cathedral

The Carol Service in Exeter Cathedral has consistently been a highlight on the school calendar, and this year proved to be no exception.

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