Economics Conference

On Monday November 26 A Level Economics students attended a conference in London. Students listened to a wide variety of speakers, despite some MP’s on the program having to miss the event due to a busy day at the House of Commons! The guest speakers were… 

  • Rt Hon John Mc Donnell MP, Shadow Chancellor
  • Kate Hoey MP
  • Dr Charles Smith, University of Wales, A Level chief examiner
  • Kamal Ahmad, Economics Editor, BBC
  • John Appleby, The Nuffield Trust
  • Steve Davies, Institute of Economic Affairs
  • Vicky Price, Centre for Economics and Business Research
  • Carl Emmerson, Institute of Fiscal Studies

Some of the issues discussed were the funding of the NHS, problems with productivity in the UK economy and of course Brexit.

There were some interesting and challenging questions from the floor and the day was an excellent opportunity for students to put the theory they have learned into the context of the economic environment around them. There were also two sessions specifically linked to the exam specification, with advice on technique and tips for success at A level which will be of great benefit for next year’s exams.