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01/08/22

Retweeted From Choir of St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, Herts

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01/08/22

Retweeted From Choir of St Nicholas Church, Harpenden, Herts

Our choristers this past weekend at Wells Cathedral included pupils from and they were all fabulous. Long weekend of complicated music, lots of concentration and good behaviour required - we are SO proud! https://t.co/3CliT2CYxk

30/07/22

Retweeted From Daisy Cooper MP 🔶

Here’s a list of “Fifty Thrifty” adventures to have in : it’s a big list of ‘no cost’ or ‘low cost’ activities in our county, as voted for by residents. https://t.co/uXRSrRQdz8

30/07/22

Retweeted From James Marshall Foundation CIO

Please get in touch if you think JMF can help. https://t.co/YkwqTWXqjk

23/07/22

Retweeted From Stanborough School

This is superb. Well done on all your hard work to achieve this. We look forward to achieving this in the future too and been following your examples closely! Well done to the team behind this success.

21/07/22

Retweeted From Friends of SJL

The parents music support group raised £££ running a bar at the Jazz evening. FOSJL topped up the donation so a brand new TenorSax cd be purchased by the Music ensembles play at many events both inside and outside of school. https://t.co/LJ7Nmnc2Q8

21/07/22

Special thanks to Jay and Justine, Heads of School 2020-2021 who returned to delivered some special celebration messages of thanks to Ms Robins "Thank you Ms Robins for your dedication to SJL." A final farewell from Ms Robins to the assembly hall "You are all amazing!" https://t.co/gvRKofYKig

21/07/22

It is with great pride that I can announce we have just been awarded the Eco Schools Green Flag with Distinction. The highest award you can achieve. Sustainability is truly at the heart of what we do. https://t.co/V5jU2TFwEW

21/07/22

Congratulations to Newton on winning this year's Merit Cup and to Hepworth on winning this year's House Cup https://t.co/xLl9rvWslJ

21/07/22

End of Year assembly, a celebration of students' and teachers' achievements across the academic year with awards to students who have shown effort, enthusiasm and engagement across all the various faculties https://t.co/QlrHFIEtEJ

21/07/22

Retweeted From SJL 6th Form

Congratulations to the winners of the Perrins Myddleton Essay competition, generously sponsored by Perrins Myddleton solicitors. 1st prize goes to Joely, 2nd to Toby and 3rd to Will. Well done to all the year 12 who entered! https://t.co/vwnGxkzCb0

21/07/22

Retweeted From MyNewTerm

., situated in , currently have 3️⃣ new vacancies to join their team: 🔵Administration Assistant - Examinations 🟡Food Technician 🔵Cover Supervisor Apply online⬇️ https://t.co/oHi7vNcT85

21/07/22

Thank you to all members of the SJL community for their hard work, commitment and support. Wishing everyone a safe and happy summer! https://t.co/fACMpajAg8

21/07/22

Ready to finish the year with the traditional whole school assembly… https://t.co/XXxaUGOMSy

21/07/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

After a final day exploring Edinburgh castle and performing a stunning final concert, 106 tired but very happy musicians on our way home … 🎶 https://t.co/nqVplm3pre

21/07/22

This week's newsletter is out now... https://t.co/sTgrNyMIUt https://t.co/zXLryWzp8e

20/07/22

We appreciate all your support! https://t.co/Nxkxjj37jD

20/07/22

A summer term round up and a fond farewell in this edition of Lawes Lowdown https://t.co/kUjQ0nVpCw https://t.co/7ePkMFUEUH

20/07/22

Thanks to one of our talented parents, Mr Platt, for this fabulous sketch of Ms Robins to celebrate her time as headteacher of Sir John Lawes School. The portrait will be on display in school, a wonderful reminder to treasure. https://t.co/eWywlRvNZ5

20/07/22

Operoo Messages: please ensure Operoo is marked as a trusted sender in email accounts to ensure school messages do not go to junk folder. https://t.co/oR0M7mUQg7

20/07/22

During the final week of the term, students take part in Enterprise Week. Taking on the role of apprentices for a range of activities. Thank you to for delivering such engaging activities. https://t.co/w9M7ZdRkgy

20/07/22

With many primary schools having celebrated their last day of the academic year, we want to wish Year 6 a wonderful summer. We cannot wait to welcome you in September. https://t.co/c1bmHn4iel

18/07/22

Parents and carers please check Edulink for a message regarding tomorrow.

18/07/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

Fabulous first concert today at the beautiful Kelburn Estate - well done everyone!! https://t.co/oWTDELhTPz

18/07/22

Year 6 we look forward to seeing many of you at our summer school - Get Set for SJL. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your final days at primary school https://t.co/ihJyWu0hN5

18/07/22

Career News: key dates for next academic year. See this week's end of year newsletter for further information on the Year 7 Work Shadow Day https://t.co/Qdr3ZmLSAT

18/07/22

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Good luck to Year 12 Drama students completing their performance mock exam today! This is one group showing the chaos that ensues in the play ‘God of Carnage’. https://t.co/NgQz4MlBir

18/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Massive thanks to for their generous giveaway - so excited to have so many fantastic new books to add to our library for our whole school community to enjoy! 🥰📚 https://t.co/jywHOhBWxd

18/07/22

📢 New Vacancy Administrator required to support Exams Officer. Excellent staff benefits, including for permanent members of staff a preferential place at SJL for your child providing criteria is met (see school website for admission details). To apply https://t.co/cFHshPK3aB https://t.co/2F9KBBMHkd

17/07/22

Retweeted From SJL PE Faculty

Good luck to our very own Hannah B who next week competes for St Albans in the British Swimming Championships https://t.co/L6gcxKjzK6

17/07/22

Retweeted From SJLdrama

Wonderful news for this ex- SJL Drama Alumni queen of musical theatre!! https://t.co/c68e6rhjvF

17/07/22

Retweeted From Sir John Lawes Music

SJL Music Tour just crossed the border into Scotland! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Next stop, Edinburgh… https://t.co/px91fboPNq

16/07/22

Congratulations Mr Bloxham and Hepworth House on winning the Sports Day trophy. Congratulations to all the competitors, to those smashing school records, to those running their first races, to those running for their houses https://t.co/NU8anqCRZD

15/07/22

Time for relays https://t.co/0uc1YdKWb0

15/07/22

Hepworth take an early lead https://t.co/ocLsyeU7Ek

15/07/22

First race is underway https://t.co/ipYbmAXhyW

15/07/22

Getting ready for sports day today. https://t.co/Y2FjugxOFz

14/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Ecoschools

The elephant garlic was pulled today and will be roasted on our return to school in September. Everyone enjoyed sampling the fresh carrots and we worked hard planting up broccoli seedlings with expert guidance from Mr Dunning. https://t.co/yOBmswycAV

14/07/22

Retweeted From SJL Library

Our last Year 7 & 8 Book Club of the year is looking at Agatha Christie! How many have you read? We’re also doing a virtual tour of her house and solving a murder mystery puzzle 🕵️‍♀️ https://t.co/UsK0ZA0J6l

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Economics

About the Faculty
Welcome to the Economics faculty at SJL. Our commitment to developing and maintaining student engagement alongside achieving excellence is a focus of the faculty. We continue to develop our skills and embrace current economic trends to incorporate in our lesson planning and preparation. The economics faculty has a team of experienced teaching staff and an excellent understanding of exam board expectations and requirements.
Curriculum Intent Statement

Economics is a popular university subject of study, either as the main subject or as part of many courses. Economics seeks to answer the questions:

  • What gets produced?
  • How it gets produced?
  • Who gets what?

It is a highly regarded A Level requiring strong analytical skills and enthusiasm for a debate. Many of the top 200 UK companies employ economists to help formulate business strategy. Successful Economics graduates are, in general, highly paid and have careers in Business, Banking, The City, Law, Insurance and Risk Analysis.

The aim is for the students to develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject. In addition, to appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment:

To develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts.

To use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist.

To understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.

To develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes that will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

Key Stage 5 Curriculum

Board: Pearson EdExcel (9EC0)

Assessment

A Level

  • Paper 1 Markets and business behaviour, questions drawn from Theme 1 and Theme 3
  • Paper 2 The national and global economy, questions drawn from Theme 2 and Theme 4
  • Paper 3 Microeconomics and macroeconomics, questions drawn from all themes

Course content

At A Level in Economics the qualification is structured into four themes and consists of three externally examined papers.

Students develop knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts in the four themes. Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessment and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies.

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

  • This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:
    • nature of economics
    • how markets work
    • market failure
    • government intervention

Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies

  • This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:
    • measures of economic performance
    • aggregate demand
    • aggregate supply
    • national income
    • economic growth
    • macroeconomic objectives and policy

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

  • This theme develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 1 and focuses on business economics. Students will develop an understanding of:
    • business growth
    • business objectives
    • revenues, costs and profits
    • market structures
    • labour market
    • government intervention

Theme 4: A global perspective

  • This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Students will develop an understanding of:
    • international economics
    • poverty and inequality
    • emerging and developing economies
    • the financial sector
    • role and state in the macroeconomy

Entry requirements

To take this course students must have obtained a grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics and English as well as an APS of 4.5 or above.

Marking Policy

Extended Curriculum

The Economics faculty provides a number of extra-curricular opportunities for our students, including:

The opportunity to attend the Women in Economics Day created by Caius Director of Studies in Economics Dr Victoria Bateman, who is a speaker on the day. This annual event will give sixth form girls the chance to hear from top female speakers working in the world of policy-making, as well as young female undergraduate students currently studying Economics at Caius.

The opportunity to attend the A level economics conference hosted by PolEconUK.org in London, previous guest speakers such as Hugh Pym Health editor with the BBC, spoke about public pressures and political direction and the impact it is having on the NHS. 

Progression and Prospects

As Economics is a Social Science it complements and adds to other subjects such as Business, Politics and Philosophy.

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