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A Level Economics at North Oxfordshire Academy

Course description

Economics is a social science that studies how individuals, businesses, governments and nations make choices around the allocation of resources to satisfy needs and wants. It is an interesting study into the wider picture of global economies, and the narrower picture of the individual consumer. The course will look at topics such as Markets in Action, The National and International Economy, The Economics of Work and Leisure, and The Global Economy. It will prove to be a fascinating look into how the world works and be a tool for explaining topical issues such as the recent global recession and financial crisis.

Course content

The course has a straightforward and simple structure, being made up in total of four units. There are two compulsory units for the AS and an additional two units for the complete ALevel. The units are all externally assessed through each having one exam over the two years, with regular practice papers and written assessments as we move through the course.

Entry requirements

To do this course, you will need: 5 A*-C at GCSE including English and Maths

Future opportunities

The wide content range and application to the real world makes economics an excellent course for progression onto university or future work in a variety of vocations. The course carries UCAS points that depending on outcome may lead to further study at University.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Oxfordshire Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 May 2015

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