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Student commended for essay competition entry

06 September 2019

We are delighted to report that a student in Year 13 has been highly commended for her entry in an international essay competition.

Davina, who hopes to study Economics at university after EHS, entered the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) Essay Competition for the Dorian Fisher Memorial Prize. Entrants were required to submit three essays from a variety of subjects. Davina chose to write on the following topics:

•    What are the economic challenges posed by an ageing population and how might they be addressed?

•    Identify an area of economics that you think should be given more attention in the A-Level syllabus and say why this is so.

•    What exactly is opportunity cost and why it is such an important area of economic thinking?

Her entry was judged to be in the top 10% of all entries, and she has been congratulated for "a fine and thoughtful piece of work”.

The IEA’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies said: “The standard of the entries for the competition was once again outstanding. The questions this year focussed on the two highly topical areas of free trade and the challenges of an ageing population. This year we had a record high number of entries and a record number of overseas entries, from as far afield as India, China, the United States and Dubai, as well as Luxembourg and Germany.”

Davina has been invited with her parents to attend a prize giving lunch and reception at the IEA offices in London in October in order to receive her prize certificate in person.

Very well done, Davina!
 
 

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