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Economics at Teddington School

Course description

Should we be spending money on hospitals or the armed forces? How should we reduce the level of UK debt? Should the wealthy be paying higher taxes? Why do footballers earn up to £200,000 per week and qualified nurses only £25,000 per year? Should we adopt minimum pricing on alcohol? How can we reduce traffic congestion? How will the continued growth of China and India affect UK citizens? Economics touches every aspect of people’s daily lives. It is continually discussed in the newspapers and on television. If these type of questions intrigue you then A level Economics awaits.


Course content

Year 1 - AS Level Economics (Year 12)

  • Introduction to Markets, Market Failure Nature of Economics, How a Market Works, Market Failure, Government Intervention, The UK Economy Performance and Policies Measures of Economic Performance, Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, National Income, Economic Growth, Macroeconomic Objectives and Policies

Year 2 - A Level Economics (Year 13)

  • Business Behaviour and the Labour Market, A Global Perspective

Entry requirements

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Future opportunities

Progression Routes

A qualification in Economics will allow progression to university to study for an Economics degree or combine with another subject for example Finance, Accounting, Management Law and Sociology. 

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.

Last updated date: 24 September 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: Two Years


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