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Economics is a uniquely exciting subject. It offers an insight into the world in which we live and helps give meaning to, and understanding of, many of the great issues of the day.

The course is divided into 4 units. In Year 12, Units 1 and 2 may lead to an advanced subsidiary (AS) qualification. In Year 13, Units 3 and 4 can be studied in order to acquire the full Advanced level qualifications.

Module 1

Markets and Market Failure The focus of this unit is to introduce the subject of economics and more specifically the economics problem. Other areas of study include the working of supply and demand in competitive markets, monopoly, production and efficiency, why markets fail and the reasons for government interventions.

Module 2

The National Economy This unit deals with the performance of the UK economy and the government’s economic aims and objectives. It goes on to explain how the economy works and how the government can influence economic outcomes.

Module 3

Business Economics and the Distribution of Income This module centres on business behaviour in different markets. It also deals with the labour market and explains the distribution of income. Interventions in the labour market by government is also analysed.

Module 4

The National and International Economy The final module brings together many of the concepts studied previously. It deals with many of the headline issues in economics such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, International trade and globalisation.

B is desirable but teacher recommendation will be considered

What type of student is this course suitable for?

Students must be able to research and analyse data as well as having good writing skills for the exam questions.

Where could this course take you?

There are many degree and sandwich courses in business, or combinations with other subjects such as languages. There are career opportunities both inside and outside the UK in both the private and public sectors.


Contact Mr James directly for more information on this course.

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