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Economics A-Level at John Port School

Course description

Students consider of macro and micro economics. Students will explore markets and how prices are determined through demand and supply. Students will then consider the wider questions governing the management of the economy with consideration given to monetarist and Keynesian demand management. Students will consider how governments can use interest rates and taxation to generate growth in the economy and avoid recessions and downturns. The theory of the firm shows how real life actions of firms can be analysed using traditional theory. Additionally students will explore international trade as will consider the arguments for and against a single currency such as the Euro.

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement for the Sixth Form applies. This should include GCSE Maths at grade B or above.

Future opportunities

Many of our students have pursued Economics at undergraduate level, as well as Money, Banking and Finance, Mathematical Economics and Statistics and Industrial Economics. Students can follow a number of career options including management, banking and investment, accounting and civil service.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Port School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016

Key information

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