You will study topics which reflect how economics impacts on your daily life. Topics that you will study include:
- Markets, which determine the prices we pay for everyday goods and services
- The role of the Government within the working of the economy
- How economies grow and how this impacts on our living standards
- The Bank of England and the role of interest rates, money supply and exchange rates
- Business economics, which considers the importance of competition in markets
- How wage rates are determined
- Economic development, inequality and poverty
- Globalisation and the importance of international trade
A minimum of Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and a Grade 5 in GCSE Maths.
Your lessons will require you to work with other students to solve a range of economic problems, whilst appreciating alternative points of view. Discussion and debate is therefore a key component of the course. You will be provided with an excellent set of theory notes, which are all available electronically and via videos produced by your teacher.
The course offers enrichment opportunities ranging from a residential trip to university visits. These will enable you to consider progression options whilst also developing an ability to apply economic theory. Throughout your course you will be given the opportunity to attend extensive additional support, which will maximise your chances of achieving your potential.
The A Level will be assessed by three written examinations at the end of the second year of the course.
Popular progression routes are often into university, which can lead to careers in accountancy and finance, business professions, government positions and statistics. You will, over the two years, also develop analytical, numerical and problem solving skills, which will support a career within lots of other professions. The course will also enable you to develop a good understanding of current affairs.
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