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Economics A Level at Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form

Course description

Economics is the study of how the world’s resources are shared out between individuals and countries.

Why study Economics?
This course will give you an insight into economic issues as they appear in the media, for example interest rate changes, the growth of the EU, issues over government funding and the UK economy.

Course content

AS Topics

Subject Content:
- 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.
- The measurement of macroeconomic performance.
- How the macroeconomy works.
- Economic performance.
- Macroeconomic policy.

A2 Topics

As AS Level but also including:
- How the macroeconomy works.
- Economic performance.
- Financial markets and monetary policy.
- Fiscal policy and supply side policies.
- The international economy.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at Grade B or above are desirable. The study of Economics at GCSE is not a requirement.

Future opportunities

This is a particularly good choice for those wanting to go onto Higher Education after Sixth Form. Students go on to study a range of Economics degrees in preparation for employment in International Banking, Government, Politics and a range of management positions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 October 2015
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