Mr S J Kay – Head of Department
Mr M Cooper
Economics is only taught in Sixth Form and has the largest number of candidates at A-Level at Merchant Taylors’ School. In most academic years there are over 80 pupils studying the subject. The departments examination results are consistently well above the national average and over 50% of the students will go on to study an economics based course at university.
There are two full time members of staff teaching Economics. Mr Steven Kay took over as Head of Economics in September 2007 having taught the subject at the school for the last ten years. He is an examiner with the OCR examination board and before joining Merchant Taylors’ School worked in the financial services industry. Mr John Farrell was Head of Economics at the school from 1989 until September 2007 when he took up his new post as Head of Sixth Form. He is a senior examiner with two of the national exam boards.