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Economics IB Standard 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.


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.

IB students take six subjects in total which consists of three subjects at Higher level and three at Standard level. 
For Higher level subjects, you should have GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade B or above in those subjects or related ones. We recommend Higher level Maths, Chemistry and Physics only for those with a grade A or above in GCSE Maths and Science. 

Further information about entry requirements can be found in our  prospectus or on the website. Students also have timetabled sessions for Theory of Knowledge.

If you are applying for the International Baccalaureate, you need to choose six subjects, from a range of different subject areas. For information can be found in our prospectus.

A paper copy of the prospectus can be obtained by phoning the Sixth Form Administrator on 01223 712600.























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: 16 October 2017
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