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Economics at Merchant Taylors' Girls' School

Course description

Economics is the study of how individuals and groups make decisions with limited resources as to best satisfy their wants, needs, and desires. We hear daily of the ‘credit crunch’, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, productivity and the balance of payments. The state of the economy affects our current and future standard of living and has come to dominate the media.

The study of Economics examines these issues, explains the way the economy works and provides the basis to forecast what is likely to happen to the economy in the future. Economics is the discipline that investigates how society can make efficient choices so that we can maximize our living standards.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge of the subject is required. However:

Economists need to be good at working with figures. They should enjoy looking at a page of numbers and working out what they mean. Mathematical and Information Technology skills are essential. Therefore, it is recommended that pupils have attained GCSE Mathematics at grade A* / A and are studying Mathematics at AS or A2 level.

Economists need to be able to explain their ideas simply, in plain English, to non-specialists. They should not be swayed easily by the views of others.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Merchant Taylors' Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years