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Economics at King's College London Mathematics School

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On May 7th 2015, a UK Parliamentary general election took place to decide the future of its political leadership; the key topic for debate is once again the Economy. The Labour Party manifesto decries the “slowest economic recovery in over a hundred years” under the coalition, instead promising to increase the national minimum wage, and focus on tax avoidance to achieve a budget surplus should they reach power. The Conservative Party’s long-term economic plan, however, claims to be building “a stronger, healthier economy – and securing a better future for Britain” through cutting income tax, reducing immigration and investing in education.

Who would you vote for? Why?

In A-Level economics, we will tackle these key questions: in our study of Macroeconomics we will concern ourselves with understanding and questioning these large-scale economic factors effecting whole countries and the world, including interest rates and productivity. In our study of Microeconomics, we will look closer to home, at the actions and decisions of individuals and groups including questioning how are prices set, and why? How do producers know how much to produce? Why are some markets inefficient, and what does the Government do to intervene?

Further information

Our aim is for King’s College London Mathematics School to provide an opportunity for the brightest and best young mathematicians to stretch themselves and prepare to study mathematics or mathematics-related subjects at university. In doing so, we are keen to provide this school for students who may otherwise not have access to the opportunities for an outstanding mathematical education which the school will offer. 


The application process reflects this aim.

The timeline of events for late applicants will be as follows:

March:         Application deadline

March:        Admissions test, 9:30 – 11:30am

April:            Interviews, 9am – 4pm

April:            Get your offer

May:              Accept your place

May:              Welcome event for students and parent / carers

June:           post-GCSE taster event for offer holders

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King's College London Mathematics School directly.

Last updated date: 29 June 2015
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