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Economics AS/A2 Level at Heathfield Community College

Course description

Everything you do and every choice you make is about economics. Wouldn’t you like to understand why everyone seems concerned about Unemployment, Inflation or things like House Prices? Wouldn’t you like to understand what the government is able to do to try to make us all better off AND why it may not always work? Economics is really about understanding people’s behaviour, either individually or when forming groups. It studies the incentives that people have when making a choice, what decisions they make and how all those individual decisions add up to affect us all in terms of things like prices and jobs. Economics is a highly respected academic subject. It tells people that you can think and solve problems in a logical way that you can apply rules but also be flexible in understanding how those rules relate to real people’s lives. For more information: http://www.whystudyeconomics.ac.uk/

Course content

Year 1

Paper 1

Markets and Market Failure, including: The Economic Problem; Economic Methods; Prices; Production, Costs; Revenues; Types of Markets; The Market Mechanism; Market Failure and Government Intervention.

Assessment Information

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes. 50% of AS Level with Multiple choice & Data Response questions

Paper 2

The National Economy in a Global Context: including: The Measurement of Economic Performance; How the Economy Works; Economic Success and Macro Policy.

Assessment Information

Written exam: 1 hour 30 minutes. 50% of AS Level with Multiple choice & Data Response questions

Year 2

Paper 1

Year 1 Paper 1 plus Individual Decision Making; Behavioural Economics; Market Structure; The Labour Market; The Distribution of Income & Wealth (incl’ Poverty & Inequality).

Assessment Information

Written exam: 2 hours. 33% of A Level with Data Response & Essay Questions

Paper 2

Year 1 Paper 2 plus: Financial Markets and Monetary Policy; Fiscal Policy and Supply Side Policy; The International Economy; Economic Development.

Assessment Information

Written exam: 2 hours. 33% of A Level with Data Response & Essay Questions

Paper 3

Year 2 Papers 1 & 2

Assessment Information

2 hour exam: 33% of A Level with Multiple Choice & Case Study Questions

Entry requirements

A* - B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (flexible on an individual basis)

Assessment

 

See Course Content for full assessment information.

 

Future opportunities

Accounting, Business, Business Management, Business Administration, Economics, Econometrics, International Development, Iinternational Relations, Law, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, World of Work

Further information

Course Combinations

Business, English Language, English Literature, Geography, History, ICT, Law, Mathematics, Media, Politics, Philosophy & Ethics, Psychology, Science Subjects, Sociology.  

Student quote

“Better than Bexhill!” – Billy Ward

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heathfield Community College directly.

Last updated date: 05 January 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year AS Level / 2 years A2 Level
  • Course code: AQA 7136
  • Number of planned places: 20

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Helen Holmes, 6th Form Pastoral Manager
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01435 866066 ext 1227
    • Email address:
    • hholmes@heathfieldcc.co.uk

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