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Economics at Shaftesbury School

Course description

If you were to ask the question, “what is interesting about this course?”, it is a difficult question for a teacher to answer, and so here follow some quotes from students: “Group discussions about economic affairs are stimulating”; “An interesting element is the variety of economic and public issues discussed”; “Even writing an essay about economic systems after research was interesting”; “We have many discussions about fairness and equality”. What issues, then, will be addressed in the Economics course? The answer is very many, some of which are inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial institutions, consumer decision making, government objectives, production decisions, environmental issues, third world problems.

Entry requirements

General entry requirement for Level 3 is 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C incl. English Language and Maths. Subject specific entry requirements: Grade C in GCSE Maths and English Language and preferably also in a humanity.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shaftesbury School directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years