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Economics at The King Edmund School

Course description

Economics is the study of choice and decision making in a world of limited resources. Economics is divided into two distinct sections; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics examines the choices faced by individual consumers, firms and markets, while macroeconomics examines the economy as a whole by investigating choices made by governments and multinational companies. We have a strong passion for applying current economic events and knowledge into our teaching practices and appreciate how this develops students’ understanding, so you will be expected to show an interest in international and European current affairs.

Course content

The course will help develop an interest in the economic environment and lay
foundations for advanced study in university or in the business world. You will learn
how people make decisions. For example, how do consumers choose how to spend
their money? Why do businesses set their prices at a particular level? How can the
government stop a business polluting the environment or improve the general economic performance of the country? You will learn about economic problems such as debt and unemployment, and gain a sense of how decisions made in other countries impact on the UK economy overall.


Examinations take place at the end of the course and will total six hours. They will consist of three two hour paper of equal weighing. These examinations will test your
knowledge, application, analysis and evaluation of various economic theories and
principles. There is no coursework or controlled assessment.

Further information

A Level Economics combined with other A Level subjects will give you the opportunity
to continue with a wide range of studies at university or find employment in a variety of
careers. Careers in economics include: business, management, accountancy, banking, insurance, investment, as well as in government agencies, consulting and manufacturing.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The King Edmund School directly.

Last updated date: 25 August 2016

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