Welcome to Economics

Economics & Business at Nottingham Free School

Our ambition is for all of our students to think like economists and business leaders, confidently describing how the world works and becoming better decision makers, to enrich their lives. They will read to gain insight into the very best thinking by world renowned academics and entrepreneurs. They will express themselves clearly and purposefully using sophisticated language and numerical data.

Our core values, hard work and kindness, equip our students with the depth of character required to tackle problems and pursue happy, successful and fulfilled lives.

As students of Economics and Business we work hard

We are inquisitive social scientists, passionate about accurately describing how people make decisions, interact with one another and the forces and trends that affect the economy as a whole. We are courageous and determined in our pursuit to become fluent in analytical thinking and writing, resilient to setbacks by correcting and understanding our mistakes. Every theory and real-world case study we learn and use is a stepping stone on our journey to success.

As teachers of Economics and Business we work hard

We cultivate safe learning environments where we fuel students’ curiosity about the best of what has been said and done in Economics and Business and how it is interwoven into other subjects. We scaffold learning in ways that help students to build on their current knowledge and then we support them to apply these new skills to unfamiliar problems and challenge them to never give up. We help our students to understand that clearly communicating their thinking and solutions is key to achieving their long-term goals.

As students of Economics and Business we are kind

We are growing up together. We habitually discuss the trade-off of efficiency versus equity, valuing each other's opinions and interpretations. We are empathetic and respectful young people who appreciate the diversity in the roots of economic and business decision making.

As teachers of Economics and Business we are kind

We are role models for our students by demonstrating our thinking, reasoning and solutions and by sharing our passion for how economics and business allows us to understand the world. Whether the future finds them following the news, running a business or sitting in the Houses of Parliament, we are privileged to have students study economics or business with us, helping them become better decision makers and compassionate citizens.

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