School makes economic expertise count

Bromley High School has hosted a high-profile economics conference as a means of accelerating students’ learning

Bromley High invited local schools, including Skinners, Farringtons, Hayes and Tonbridge Grammar, to its sixth-form economic conference which was attended by 150 pupils. Students were addressed by university lecturers, including Dr Steve Davies, who led a discussion on global economic development. Professor Jonathan Wadsworth dispelled many myths concerning immigration and the UK, while Dr Kristian Niemitz considered poverty and anti-poverty solutions.

“Students participated enthusiastically in team discussions on topics of relevance to issues covered at both AS and A2 level economics,” said Bromley High’s head of economics and business studies, Mrs Hilder.

Earlier in the autumn term Bromley High held a Cambridge Union debating workshop. The school hosted students from St Olave’s School for the event led by Cambridge University’s debating officer. Thomas, an economics student from Caius College and a New Zealand international debater, took students through the British parliamentary format and offered them his insights into creating a winning argument. Bromley High will field four teams in the Dulwich College debating competition.

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