GCSE Grade 5 in English with an average points score of 5.3 or above.
This course is assessed by exams.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Learners will study issues such as Brexit and the Coronavirus and how they have had huge implications for the UK and its relationship with other countries. This is then examined in the context of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the impact this has had on global living costs. These economic shocks will be long-lasting and demonstrate why this course is ideal for learners who are interested in studying the fastest-growing A level in the UK, reflecting its usefulness both in employment and higher education. Economic theory is mixed with topical information to give an understanding of how individuals and industries operate alongside the differing needs of both domestic and international markets. It is this topicality that helps provide the skills that make Economics the highest earning degree.
COURSE AREA LEAD
WHO IS THIS AIMED AT?
This course is aimed at students who:
Would like to study Economics at Higher Education
Would like to go in to a career in Finance, Accounting, Government, Business, Science, Education or the Media
Have an interest in the complexities of the world around them and are interested in using data to analyse markets and economies, as well as evaluating the impact of government policies on both consumers and firms.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Micro-economics Theme 1:
The nature of economics
How markets work
Theme 3: Business growth and objectives
Revenues, costs and profits
The labour market
Macro-economics Theme 2:
Measures of economic performance
Aggregate demand and supply
National income and economic growth
Macroeconomic objectives and policy Theme 4:
Poverty and inequality
Emerging and developing economies
The financial sector
WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU DEVELOP?
Analysis & Evaluation
Knowledge & Application
Creativity and Problem