Economics Standard and Higher Level IBCP Diploma at Sandwich Technology School
The study of economics is essentially about dealing with scarcity, resource allocation and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human wants. As a social science, economics uses scientific methodologies that include quantitative and qualitative elements. The economic theories are not to be studied in a vacuum—rather, they are to be applied to real-world issues.
You will gain an excellent understanding of how the economy works locally and globally. You will develop your data handling skills and numeracy as wll as essay skills and knowledge of theories.
Microeconomics: The study of individuals and businesses
Macroeconomics: The study of the overall economy and issues such as inflation and employment.
International Economics: The study of international trade and globalisation
Development Economics: The study of Less Economically Developed Countries and Foreign Investment and Aid.
Research Portfolio: Three 750 word (2,250 words total) commentaries on articles about economics.
At least 5 good passes at GCSE inlcuding English Language and Maths
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Any business focused degree will be open to IB Economic students. This would also fit well for students wishing to student politics and other social sciences. Students interested in a future in financial services should strongly consider this subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sandwich Technology School directly.