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Economics AS and A Level at Whitmore High School

Course description

The course would suit anyone with an interest in how economic policies and theories help to explain how the economy can efficiently allocate resources. It would be particularly useful for students going on to a related degree course and who enjoy critical analysis and evaluation using data to reach an informed judgement.

Course content

In the first year students will study both micro and macroeconomics. In micro economics students will study theories which help to explain the concepts of: scarcity and choice: how competitive markets work: competition and power: labour markets and market failure: and government intervention. In macroeconomics, students will study theories which help to explain how economic performance can be measured: how financial markets work: how economic policy can affect the domestic and global economy.

In the second year students will study both the micro and macro components mentioned above, together with a further component which involves applying all the theory they have learnt in a real world context. 


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AS : there will be two written exams which will last 90 minutes each and are examined at the end of the one year. Students will be assessed using data response and essay type questions.

A level : three two hour written exams. Students will be assessed using extended data response questions, multiple choice and essay type questions. 

Future opportunities

Economics provides an excellent foundation for professional careers and higher education courses in business, finance, banking, accountancy, law, insurance, marketing, personnel and management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 December 2016

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