Economics at Aston Academy
Economics is currently one of the most important aspects of our society as it affects business and the lives of people. It is no surprise therefore those students who study economics are in high demand in the business world; if the economy is today’s biggest problem for business then it is economists that they require. Economics is a well-respected qualification that university and employers hold in high regard.
Year 1 Paper 1: Concentrates on the micro economic environment. That of individual firms and consumers. Topics are things such as; Pricing and Competitive markets, Markets, Market Failure and Production. Paper 2: Concentrates on the macro economic environment. That of wider economic issues.Topics include, the National Economy, the flow of income and the economic performance of countries.
Year 2—develops the concepts from year 1. Paper 1: Individual economic decision making, the distribution of income & wealth, labour markets, pricing and competitive markets, markets, market failure, government intervention and production Paper 2: Financial Markets, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, The national economy, Macroeconomic problems and policy. The flow of income, Economic performance of countries and the international economy.
5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Maths and English Language.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.
How to apply
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