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Economics

Course Overview
Course type

A Level (Pearson)

Course length

2 Years

Required qualifications

You will need to have averaged grade 6-5 (B) in the majority of your GCSEs and have at least a grade 6 in Mathematics.

 

Are you interested in the how the UK economy works and living standards? Are you curious about what affects the prices of goods? Do you want to understand how house prices are set? Why does the job market matter? Are you curious about imports and exports? How do interest rates affect you? Are you interested in Britain’s development and role in a global economy? If so, you will enjoy this subject.



The course will focus on:
  • competitive markets ñ how they work and why they fail
  • how economies and countries are managed
  • business economics and economic efficiency
  • global economy and international trade
On the course you will:
  • engage in an in-depth study of current economic events
  • carry out extensive research of several countries and their development
  • data analysis and maths calculations
  • write clear and concise essays
  • complete independent learning

Are you interested in the how the UK economy works and living standards? Are you curious about what affects the prices of goods? Do you want to understand how house prices are set? Why does the job market matter? Are you curious about imports and exports? How do interest rates affect you? Are you interested in Britainís development and role in a global economy? If so, you will enjoy this subject.



Method of assessment

You will be assessed through examinations consisting of unseen data questions, multiple choice questions  and structured essays.

 

Are you interested in the how the UK economy works and living standards? Are you curious about what affects the prices of goods? Do you want to understand how house prices are set? Why does the job market matter? Are you curious about imports and exports? How do interest rates affect you? Are you interested in Britain’s development and role in a global economy? If so, you will enjoy this subject.



What will I be able to progress to?

You will have access to a wide range of higher education opportunities and careers. These include Politics, Law, Banking, Insurance, Business, Accountancy, Journalism, the Civil Service and Public Administration.

Other Information

We discourage students from combining Business and Economics (because of their overlap).

Are you interested in the how the UK economy works and living standards? Are you curious about what affects the prices of goods? Do you want to understand how house prices are set? Why does the job market matter? Are you curious about imports and exports? How do interest rates affect you? Are you interested in Britain’s development and role in a global economy? If so, you will enjoy this subject.