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Economics at Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

Unit 1: Markets and Market Failure: This unit will introduce students to the concept of microeconomics. Students will be introduced to basic microeconomic models and apply these to current problems and issues. These include demand and supply, the operation of the price mechanism, and causes of market failure.

Unit 2: The National Economy This unit will introduce students to the concept of macroeconomics. Students will be introduced to the concepts of AD/AS analysis and provided with opportunities to use this analysis to explore recent and current economic behaviour. Students will be able to understand, and be able to analyse and evaluate, macroeconomic policy. Students will also develop a good knowledge of developments in the UK economy and government policies over the past ten years.

Unit 3: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income Students will use their knowledge acquired in other units to consider concepts theories and issues at a deeper level. Students will be able to recognise the value and limitations of economic models as a means of explaining and evaluating the conduct and performance of businesses in the real world.

Unit 4: The National and International Economy Students will be expected to develop further their critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry. They will be able to analyse and evaluate economic models in written, numerical and graphical forms. Students will be able to analyse and evaluate the causes of changes in macroeconomic indicators in a greater depth than at AS level. The emphasis is placed on the consequences of changes in macroeconomic indicators.

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (including C or above in English AND Maths)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 30 May 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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