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Economics IB Higher Level at Parkside Sixth

Course description

Economics is a dynamic social science,

dealing with scarcity, efficient allocation of resources and the methods and processes by which choices are made in the satisfaction of human needs and wants. As a social science, Economics uses scientific methodologies that include quantitative and qualitative elements to analyse and tackle broad problems ranging from barriers to economic development to international financial crises.

IB Economics emphasises economic theories of microeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting individuals, firms and markets, and the economic theories of macroeconomics, which deal with economic variables affecting countries, governments and societies.

Course content

IB Economics is made up of four sections: microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics and development economics.

Entry requirements

Five GCSEs or equivalent at grade C or above, including English and Maths. For your three higher level subjects you should have GCSEs at grade B or above in those subjects or a related one. We recommend Higher level Maths only for those with grade A or above in Maths. (Students studying different national qualifications to GCSEs will be given a conditional offer equivalent to our GCSE Reqirements)


The final mark is made up of exams at the end of the two years and cousework.

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Last updated date: 10 November 2017
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