Economics A Level at Warwickshire College Group
Economics is designed for students who have not studied the subject before as well as those who may have followed a GCSE (or similar) course. It is a stimulating and enjoyable course as well as being a great introduction to the many varied job and career possibilities in economics today.
Topics you will study - AS Level:
The Operation of Markets and Market failure
- Economic methodology and the economic problem
- Price determination in competitive markets
- Production, costs and revenue
- Markets mechanism
- Market failure and government intervention
The National Economy in a global context
- Measurement of macroeconomic performance
- How the macro economy works
- Economic performance
- Macroeconomic policy
Individual firms and Markets Market failure
Includes the content in The Operation of Markets and Market Failure (above) plus:
- Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
- The labour market
- The distribution of income and wealth, poverty and inequality
The National and International Economy
Include the content in the National Economy in a global context (above) plus:
- Financial markets and monetary policy
- Fiscal policy and supply side policies
- The international economy
WHAT IS THE ENTRY PROCESS?
Please complete an on-line application form.WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Full level 2FURTHER ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?
Minimum of 5 GCSE's achieved at grade 4 (C) or above to include a minimum of a grade 5 (high C) in Maths and a grade 6 (B) in English/English Language.
Offers are subject to a satisfactory School Report.
At AS Level there are two written examinations. Each exam consists of objective test questions and data response questions. For A level students there are three exams one each for markets and market failure and the national and international economy, both consist of data response questions and an essay question. The third exam is economic principles and issues and consists of multiple choice questions and a case study. These exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.
Economics A level can lead to a wide range of career options because of the skills that are developed. It can be studied on its own at university or combined with a range of other subjects for example mathematics, politics or geography.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.