Economics AS/A Level at Bow School
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.
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.
- Data collection and interpretation
- Problem solving
- Logical reasoning
- Critical Thinking
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
Higher Education/Career options:
- International Relations
- Financial Risk Advisor
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bow School directly.