Wilson's School

Business and Economics: Support



Target Two Point Zero invites teams of 16-18 year old students to take on the role of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee. Each team assess the state of the economy and the outlook for inflation. They then set the interest rate and the use of other policies to meet the Government's inflation target. It will present its analysis and its decision to a panel of Bank of England judges. The Wilson's school team have twice reached the national final of the Bank of England's Target 2.0 competition after winning the London regional final. This placed them in the last 6 schools from over 250 competing nationally. They won a £1000 prize well as enjoying the experience of being at the Bank of England over two memorable days.

The annual Royal Economic Society / Tutor2u essay writing competition has proved to be extremely successful for Wilson's over the last few years. A number of essays have been highly commended and have reached the national finals.

Additional enrichment opportunities include lectures and participating in the Student Investor competition.

Further links

BBC News: Economics
Competition and Markets Authority
Economics help
National Statistics Online
The Bank of England
The Economist
The Financial Times
The Financial Times: Special Reports
The Institute for Fiscal Studies
The International Monetary Fund
The London Stock Exchange
The World Bank
UK Treasury