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Economics Standard and Higher Level IBCP Diploma at Sandwich Technology School

Course description

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.


Course content

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.

Entry requirements

At least 5 good passes at GCSE inlcuding English Language and Maths


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Future opportunities

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

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 18 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years