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Economics at Guru Nanak Sikh Academy

Course description

Throughout their study candidates will develop the micro and macroeconomics already learned at AS, considering economic concepts and theories in greater depth and recognising the values and limitations of economic models. Both A2 modules explore two contemporary and relevant contexts: the Global context, which includes the impact of globalisation an UK economic performance; and the European Union context, embracing the effect of EU membership and economic policy on the UK economy. Like all A2 courses the A2 Economics and Business is a two-year course which requires a successful completion of Economics and Business AS in the first year of study with further two A2 modules covered in the second year. The AS Specification - Unit 1 and 2 (First Year) The A2 Specification - Unit 3 and 4 (Second Year) Unit 3 : Business Economics and the Distribution of Income * The firm: objectives, costs and revenues * Competitive markets * Concentrated markets * The labour markets * Government intervention in the market Unit 4: The National and International Economy * Macroeconomic indicators * Managing the national economy * The international economy Assessment: Unit 3: Written Paper- 2 hours Unit 4: Written Paper- 2 hours

Entry requirements

A successful completion of Economics and Business AS

Future opportunities

The study of economics is characterised by its ability to 'practise skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life. Many students develop a passion for economics at this level and will take the subject further at degree level. From here there are a range of opportunities in the field of Business including banking, insurance and finance. In most cases this will be in the form of working for a high street name. Some students will wish to take their interest further in the form of a Master Degree in Economics. Working as an Economist for a large multinational company is the most likely career route where everyday tasks would involve collecting, analysing and reporting on economic trends and statistics.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guru Nanak Sikh Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year