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Economics AS/A Level at Bow School

Course description

Are you interested in finding out about what affects the demand for goods, how the economy works and how tax and exchange rates are set? Would you like to know how wealth is created, maintained and lost? If so, economics the subject for you. It is a highly demanding subject, that requires a great degree of independent studying.

Note: Students taking AS Economics are encouraged to take AS Maths alongside, as Maths is a often required subject for economics at degree level.

Course content

The subject is split into two main sections: microeconomics and macroeconomics. Whereas macro looks at the big issues affecting the economy as a whole (unemployment, inflation, growth …) micro looks at a smaller scale such as the pricing of individual products like oil or gold and the salaries paid to different people.

Skills gained:

  • Analytical
  • Data collection and interpretation
  • Problem solving
  • Logical reasoning
  • Critical Thinking

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Grade B in Maths and English Literature GCSE, in addition to five A* - C grades at GCSE, including English and Maths.


Exam Board: AQA

Coursework: None

Future opportunities

Higher Education/Career options:

  • Accountancy
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Statistician
  • Financial Risk Advisor

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bow School directly.

Last updated date: 30 November 2016
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