Economics is a popular course because of its relevance to everyday life and is both controversial and lively. This course is for you if you have an interest in current affairs, politics and modern history and enjoy the analysis of issues and debates.

You will learn to apply economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues, and learn to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics. 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.

Economics is a highly respected subject at A Level, which provides a useful background for a wide variety of degree choices. These include banking and finance, accounting, management science and law. It can also lead to many well paid careers, such as International or Corporate Banking, Trading in the Commodities or Money Markets, Stock Broking, as well as careers in the Media, Advertising, Accounting, Charity Work, Government, and Business Consultancy.

Course content takes into account fundamental advances and changes in economic ideas such as behavioural economics, importance of financial markets and development economics, so that students can relate what they are learning to the world around them.

  • The operation of markets and market failure
  • The national economy in a global context
  • Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
  • The national and international economy

In addition to the Sixth Form entry criteria, students wishing to study this subject are required to have a Grade 6 in Maths and English language or literature. An interest in current affairs would be beneficial.

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