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Economics AS/A2 at Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6)

Course description

'Economics is about choice and the impact of these choices on the structure and behaviour of society. It relates to every aspect of our daily lives from the decisions made by households (what goods and services to buy), firms (what goods and services to produce, how to produce them and in what quantities) and governments (decisions regarding investment, spending, trade, etc.).' Rebecca Taylor senior lecturer in Economics at Nottingham Trent University.

This course will enable you to appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment. You will be able to develop a critical understanding of a range of economic concepts and to acquire an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts.

Using an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics you will develop an ability to think as an economist and develop skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of future study and employment.

Course content

Unit 1: Markets and Market failure

Unit 2: The National Economy

Unit 3: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income

Unit 4: The National and International Economy

Entry requirements

6 GCSEs at Grade C or above including a Grade B in English, Mathematics and a Business related subject.

Assessment

100% examination.

Future opportunities

This course provides an excellent basis for progress into higher education and for a career in the fields of finance and business.

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Islington Sixth Form Consortium (IC6) directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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    • Contact name:
    • Islington Consortium Office
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 020 7017 3040
    • Email address:
    • administration@ic6.co.uk

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