Economics AS/A2 Level at Aylesbury High School
You might study Economics because you have an interest in the way your world works. Economics is about how the world uses its resources to provide all the things which people want. It will give you a chance to explore and learn about vital issues for this country: whether or not the UK should join the Euro; what causes inflation and unemployment; why and how we trade with other countries. You will learn to distinguish between the policies offered by the political parties on tax, welfare, health and education. You will also explore world issues such as poverty, famine and why rainforests and the environment are under such threat.
Economics is a subject which will be new to all students who take it. You will be introduced to some new ways of looking at the world and some new techniques of analysing what you see; a new form of language. The task of an economist is then to use this new language and perspective to interpret the world around them in a way which is not possible without those skills
AS Level Topics:
• Markets and Market Failure
• The National Economy
A2 Level Topics:
• Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
• The National and International Economy
You will need to be interested in the world around you, and to keep up to date by reading a newspaper or listening to the television news. You must be able to write a structured essay and to do some maths - so you need at least a grade B in GCSE Maths.
Paper 1 1 hr 15 mins - Markets and Market Failure
Paper 2 1 hr 15 mins - The National Economy
Paper 3 2 hrs - Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
Paper 4 2 hrs - The National and International Economy
There is no coursework requirement in Economics.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Aylesbury High School directly.