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Economics A Level at Burnley College

Course description

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the key aspects of economic theories and policies, as well as the impact these have on the economy and on economic agents.

The course will explore the effectiveness of economic policies in relation to the achievement of particular economic objectives and assess both microeconomic and macroeconomic decisions in specific contexts. Students will develop the necessary analytical, questioning and quantitative skills to progress in the area of Economics, as well as learn to confront topical issues and take part in student debates.

Entry requirements

To take four AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three or four A Levels in Year 2): At least six GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. To take three AS Levels in Year 1 (leading to three A Levels in Year 2): At least five GCSEs at grades A to C, including both English and Maths. A minimum of a grade B in GCSE Mathematics and English.

Future opportunities

Students with A Level Economics have access to a wide range of university studies and careers. These include Accountancy, Journalism, Manufacturing, Insurance, Banking and Government Agency work. A variety of teaching methods will be introduced to encourage learners to absorb the subjects, including seminars, group discussions, class debates, guest speakers and external visits. .

Further information

Recognised as best practice by Ofsted, our ALZs promote independent learning through cutting-edge technology combined with traditional books and journals and online learning resources. Students have access to high specification PCs with the latest Microsoft applications and multimedia and innovative technologies including iPads, Kindles and portable consoles. Each of the 8 ALZs provides the most up to date and relevant equipment for the subjects they serve

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Burnley College directly.

Last updated date: 19 February 2016
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