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Economics A Level at The Belvedere Academy 6th Form

Course description

Year 1
 
The operation of markets and market failure: Economic methodology and the economic problem, price determination in a competitive market, production, costs and revenue, competitive and concentrated markets, the market mechanism,market failure and government intervention in markets.
 
The national economy in a global context: The measurement of macroeconomic performance, how the macroeconomy works, the circular flow of income, 1AD/AS analysis and related concepts, economic performance and macroeconomic policy. 
 
Year 2
 
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure: Economic methodology and the economic problem, individual economic decision making, price determination in a competitive market, production, costs and revenue, perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly, the labour market, the distribution of income and wealth poverty and inequality, the market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets.
 
The national and international economy: The measurement of macroeconomic performance, how the macroeconomy works, the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis and related concepts, economic performance, financial markets and monetary policy, fiscal policy and supply-side policies and the international economy. 
 
 

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Entry requirements

Grade B in English and Maths GCSE 
 

Assessment

Year 12
  • Rigorous internal mock examinations at the end of Vear 12 
 
Year 13
  • Paper 1: Markets and Market Failure; written exam 2 hours. 80 marks. 33 3% of A-level
  • Paper 2: Rational and International Economy; written exam 2 hours. 80 marks. 33.3% of A-level
  • Paper 3. Economic issues and principles; written exam 2 hours. 80 marks. 33.3% of A Level
These exam papers will be taken at the end of Vear 13 

 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Belvedere Academy 6th Form directly.

Last updated date: 18 October 2016

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