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Economics - A Level at Crompton House CofE Sixth Form

Course description

If you study Economics at Crompton House you’ll be better informed, than the average person in the street, about the big issues, such as the ‘credit crunch’ and the ‘double dip’ recession.

You’ll be encouraged to articulate your ideas and to distinguish between facts, bias and opinion. It will also give you more confidence in your personal finances because you’ll be more aware of the changing economic situation and how this affects your pocket.

Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature. The Economics course aims to stimulate your interest in how economies work, the problems they face and possible approaches to solutions. You will study a range of issues at a personal, local, national and international level, gaining an understanding of events in the real world.

Course content

During the course you will be helped to develop the essential skills toolkit of an economist:

• A knowledge & understanding of economic ideas.

• The ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis of economic issues and problems.

• The capacity to interpret and assess economic evidence supporting economic arguments.

These will enable you to judge arguments frequently aired in the media and public debate.

The department provides a variety of teaching and learning methods, including whole-class and small group work, discussions and debates.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for the Sixth Form is an average of grade B in all subjects.

Maths GCSE grade B

English Language GCSE grade C

(If studied a GCSE grade C in Business Studies is desirable)

Assessment

Exam based assessment.

Future opportunities

Students who take Economics also often study Mathematics, Geography, History, Politics, Sciences and Languages. Of course if you go on to specialise in Economics then it will help you to get into university or college.

Further information

Regular workshops are held at which you can review your progress and seek additional assistance or advice from your teachers in meeting individual learning needs. A voluntary scheme pairs year 12 students with year 13 mentors.

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: 18 May 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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