Economics A Level at Bishop Challoner Catholic College
Should I have to pay more for my University education?
What is the fairest way to reduce our budget deficit?
Who are the MINTs and the BRICs?
What does life after Brexit look like?
If these are examples of issues that interest you then, the study of Economics is a must. No previous study of the subject is needed, but it is important that you have an enquiring mind and are not afraid to question what happens around you.
A/AS level economics will enable you to develop a critical understanding of key concepts that will impact on your future lives.
What will I learn?
About markets and how they work
Why competition is important
Why markets fail the consumer
About managing the UK economy
How Labour markets work
About the global economy and our role in it
How will I be assessed?
Year 12 AS 2 written papers. Paper 1: 1 1/2 hours, 50% of AS level
Paper 2: 1 1/2 hours, 50% of AS level
Year 13 A2 3 written papers. Paper 1: 2 hours, 35% of A level
Paper 2: 2 hours, 35% of A level
Paper 3: 2 hours, 30% of A level Ultimately you will be assessed on your ability to apply the concepts and ideas taught in Year 12 and Year 13 to real world events and recognise the role that government plays in today’s society.
Where might this course take me?
Economics is a course that combines very well with History, English, Mathematics, Geography or just about any other subject!
Students with an economics A level can either continue their studies at university or pursue work related training post 18.
Career opportunities include: banking law teaching managerial positions government
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.