Economics | Pearson qualifications


Subject update | 29 November 2022

FT for schools

The FT's free online subscriptions to students aged 16-19, their teachers and schools around the world is a very valuable resource for all Economics and Business teachers.  

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The Financial Times offers a free digital subscription to schools around the world who have students aged 16-19. This allows teachers to access and use articles, charts, data and video in their teaching and learning and allows learners the chance to broaden their reading and knowledge.

Getting started

The first step is for a teacher or administrator to complete the simple registration form to get access.

On the registration page teachers can check whether their school is already registered and if so, request a link directly allowing them to create individual accounts.

Once registered, students and teachers can create individual accounts so they can read online at home and on mobile, and download the FT app. They will also receive a weekly email with highlights and recommended reading.

Subscribing teachers get access to a list of articles, sorted by topic with suggested questions and tasks to use in class.

What is available?

Read a selection of FT articles picked for teachers.

The ‘Debating point’ page suggests articles for class discussions encouraging students to read different perspectives on a topical issue, vote and contribute their own comments.

Maps and charts which help tell stories in themselves such as the global inflation tracker

Explore the FT's collection of articles on the global economy.

Encourage your students to keep up to date with the world around them.

The You Tube Channel has a wide variety of videos which will interest your students.

You could follow the FT in two ways: first by following @ft4s to get stories which might interest your students; and, by following @ftdata to get news graphics and data-driven stories.


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