Economics A Level
What will I learn?
As part of this course the following topics will be covered:
- The nature of economics
- How markets work
- Market failure
- Government intervention
- Business growth and objectives
- Revenues, costs and profits
- Market structures
- The labour market
- Measures of economic performance
- Aggregate demand and supply
- National income and economic growth
- Macroeconomic objectives and policy
- International economics
- Poverty and inequality
- Emerging and developing economies
- The financial sector
GCSE English at Grade 5 or above, Maths are Grade 5 or above and a GCSE points average of 5.3 or above.
How long will it take to qualify?
How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed by three exams:
Paper 1: 2 hour exam (100 marks) A Level weighting: 35%
Paper 2: 2 hour exam (100 marks) A Level weighting: 35%
Paper 3: 2 hour exam (100 marks) A Level weighting: 30%
Additional Learning Opportunities
You could become a member of the Economics Society, the Debating Society, enter the Bank of England Target 2.0 Economics competition or consider the Student Investor activity.
Who is this course aimed at?
Economics enables students to use economic models to help them understand the complexities of the world around them. Students also use data to help them analyse markets and economies, and how governments try to influence both.
Economics is particularly suited to students who have an interest in topical events. It is a fast-moving subject, that has recently had to deal with issues such as the Financial Crisis of 2007, the collapse in oil prices in 2016 and Brexit.
Most students studying Economics use it as a base into Higher Education and careers in finance and accounting, local and central government, business, science, education and the media.
- A Level
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