Economics allows you to study how societies interact and are interdependent from a financial and cultural viewpoint. From Trumponomics to Brexit, it will teach you about the modern world and economic welfare. It is current and dynamic and is about how economic agents behave (individuals, groups, societies, businesses and governments). If you are inquisitive and want to develop a range of skills that employers value, economics is for you. A Level Economics shows you have the ability to analyse and understand economic subjects, as well as having a sound financial knowledge and essay-writing skills. You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions. You will also build upon your quantitative skills and appreciate that, when evaluating arguments, both qualitative and quantitative evidence are important. A Level Economics can offer you many employment and university options including accountancy, engineering, stockbroking, banking, social sciences and financial and business-related studies.
We follow the AQA specification which applies economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues and encourages students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics. The subject is up-to-date and relevant and students are able to relate locally, nationally and globally to real-world case studies.
As part of this course you will be taken to the Bank of England to develop your knowledge and understanding of the impact and role Government institutions have on business and the economy.
Over the two years you will study: Individuals, firms, markets and market failure:
The national and international economy:
External assessment is at the end of Year 2 and consists of three papers, each 2 hours long worth 80 marks each. There is a combination of data response questions, essays and case study questions.
Minimum 65555 including 5 in English and 6 in Mathematics GCSE.
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