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Economics at Chislehurst School for Girls

Course description

Economics is the study of the social relations of production and distribution and how different societies cope with the basic economic problem of scarcity. It is also the study of human behaviour as it makes rational decisions to satisfy its needs.

Course content

In the first year of the course you will study two modules:

 

1 F581 Markets in Action

This module looks at the reasons for individuals, organisations and society having to make choices. You will also look at how competitive markets work and why some markets fail and why the Government may intervene.

 

2 F582 The National and International Economy

You will learn about aggregated supply and demand and how they interact with each other. You will also learn about the Government economic policy objectives and indicators of national economic performance - you will also be able to explain the budget to friends and family by the end of this module!

Entry requirements

5 A-C‟s including Maths and English Language each at B grade. You will also need to have a desire to watch the news and take an interest in what is going on in both the UK economy, and globally.

Assessment

F581: Markets in Action – 50% of the total AS GCE marks and is a 1.5 hour written examination which is worth 60 marks - you will be required to answer questions based on a particular theme or case study, including some short answer and some data interpretation questions, plus one question which requires an answer written in extended continuous prose.

 

F582: The National and International Economy - 50% of the total AS GCE marks and is a 1.5 hour written examination which is worth 60 marks - you will be required to answer questions based on a particular theme or case study, including some short answer and some data interpretation questions, plus one question which requires an answer written in extended continuous prose.

Future opportunities

There are several subjects, which can be successfully combined with Economics to provide a coherent learning programme. Other „social science‟ subjects such as Sociology, Psychology, History and Geography make excellent complements, as do the more technical sciences such as Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computing and IT. English Language, with its rigorous analysis and demand for accuracy of selfexpression, can likewise go well with Economics.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 May 2015
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