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Economics AS & A Level at Beauchamps High School

Course description

Economics is an examination based course that enables students to use real-world business contexts to help them understand the complexities of the world around them.

  • Theme 1: Markets, Consumers and Firms
  • Theme 2: The Wider Economic Environment
  • Theme 3: The Global Economy
  • Theme 4: Making Markets Work

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in GCSE Business or Economics if taken and 5 or above in both GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

If GCSE Business or Economics was not taken, discuss with subject leader to be approved onto the course.

Students will be expected to complete additional work which should take about six hours each week. This will involve completion of short questions and case studies, taking notes, reading, research, visits to businesses and preparation of presentations. All students selecting Economics are expected to keep up to date with relevant current affairs. It would be an advantage to read relevant newspapers.

Assessment

This course is 100% examination.

Future opportunities

An A Level in Economics would be useful and relevant for almost all careers either immediately after Sixth Form or after Higher Education. In particular, careers in Administration, Insurance, Banking, Retailing, Accountancy, Stock Broking and the Civil Service would be very suitable. There are also many opportunities at degree level.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016

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