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Economics at The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Course description

How do rational consumers make their decisions in the market place? Why is profit not viewed as good thing by an Economist? Austerity measures or increased government spending – which is the best route to recovery and growth? Why do footballers earn huge salaries while nurse do not?

If you are interested in current affairs and world issues, then Economics is the subject for you!

Course content

Core Micro and Macro Economics

  • How Markets work: Why Markets Fail: How Markets are regulated.
  • How the National Economy is managed and by who; Inequalities in the Global Economy: Trade v Aid: The Labour Market: The role of the Central Bank.

Economic activity is diverse and so is what happenes in lessons.  

You will be involved in discussion and debates about current and topical Economic issues, exam practice, group work, computer research and data analysis.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade A*- C is the minimum entry requirement with;

  • C grades in both English Language and literature
  • B grade in Mathematics

An ability to write extended answers.
An ability to read diagrams and apply basic mathematics to problem solve.

Assessment

3 exams, each 2 hours long at the end of the second year. This is a linear A-level course.

Future opportunities

Many students go to university where they take a wide range of courses including Pure Economics, Economics and Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Studies, with the many choosing Economics with another subject e.g. Economics and History or Economics with a language. To enter banking or finance Economics BSc would be advantageous.

Further information

What other subjects could I do with Economics?

Economics is a subject that sits well with all other subjects. It develops your skills of logic and your skills of extended writing. Many students of humanities subjects such as History, Government and Politics, Law or English find that Economics is helpful in developing their logic, maths and problem solving skills. Students of Geography find much cross over with issues in Development and Environmental Economics. Economics is an excellent link subject for Science and Mathematics students, allowing them to demonstrate extended writing skills.

To study pure Economics at undergraduate level (BSc) most universities will require you to have A level Mathematics. Mathematics is generally not a requirement to study for a BA in Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Sixth Form College Farnborough directly.

Last updated date: 16 March 2016

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