The Business and Economics Department organised a trip to New York City for Year 11 and Year 12 pupils studying both courses. The trip included a visit to the Federal Reserve where pupils got the chance to explore the museum to find out about the functions and operations of a Central Bank. Pupils also got the rare opportunity to visit the international investment bank Goldman Sachs in their brand new office block near the World Financial Centre where pupils received a presentation on the industry and current economic environment as well as the chance to question recent graduates on how and why they got into the profession. Pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience and received some invaluable careers advice.
As part of the trip pupils also visited world renowned land marks such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Rockefeller Centre, Grand Central Station, Broadway, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, American Museum of Natural History as well as finding a little time for some retail therapy on 5th Avenue. A new addition to the trip this year was the 9/11 memorial which pupils found a very humbling experience. The trip allows the theory learnt in the classroom to come alive and was enjoyed by all pupils and staff.