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Economic and Business - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School

Course description

This qualification requires the investigation of economic concepts and theories through

real-world businesses and the environment in which they operate. Students use economic

theory to explain events and develop an understanding of the strategies employed by

businesses in responding to these events. This A Level is structured into four coherent

themes, Theme 1 introduces students to markets, consumers and firms, Theme 2

introduces students to the wider economic environment, Theme 3 explores the global

economy and Theme 4 explores making markets work.

Future opportunities

Students can progress from this qualification to Higher education courses such as

Economics and Business degrees, degrees with a focus on theory, or degrees in applied

economics such as environmental economics, labour economics, public sector economics

or monetary economics. Alternatively, students may choose to study business economics,

business management, business administration, accountancy and finance, human

resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management and

international business.

The qualification provides a solid foundation for studies at a higher level. The qualification

may also lead on to a career in the commercial world, for example in banking, sales,

product management or general management. Business and management skills are also

considered desirable skills to have in public sector organisations or charities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.

Last updated date: 25 September 2015
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