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A-Level Economics (AQA) at Westminster Kingsway College

Course description

New specification for September
 
AS Economics (AQA)
King’s Cross Centre
1 year – Year 1
Level 3
 
What will I study?
 
The operation of markets and market failure:
• Economic methodology and the economic problem
• Price determination in a competitive market
• Production, costs and revenue
• Competitive and concentrated markets
• The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets
 
The national economy in a global context:
• The measurement of macroeconomic performance
• How the macroeconomy works: the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts
• Economic performance
• Macroeconomic policy
 
 
A2 Economics (AQA)
King’s Cross Centre
1 year – Year 2
Level 3
 
What will I study?
There are two modules:
Module 1:
• Individuals, firms, markets and market failure:
• Economic methodology and the economic problem
• Individual economic decision making
• Price determination in a competitive market
• Production, costs and revenue
• Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
• The labour market
• The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
• The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets
Module 2:
• The national and international economy:
• The measurement of macroeconomic performance
• How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts
• Economic performance
• Financial markets and monetary policy
• Fiscal policy and supply-side policies
• The international economy

Entry requirements

General A-Level entry requirements - Three GCSEs at grade B or above plus two further GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). At least four GCSEs must have been assessed through examination, including English Language and Maths.
 
What are the additional entry requirements for this course?
GCSE Maths at grade B or above plus a grade C or above in at least one of the following GCSE subjects: English Language, History or Politics and a good reference.
 
For entry to the second year of the A-Level, you will need:
AS Economics at grade D or above, the entry requirements for AS Economics and a good reference or recommendation from your Tutor.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Westminster Kingsway College directly.

Last updated date: 06 March 2017
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