Economics A level at Heathcote School & Science College
- In 'Markets and Market Failure' you will study the economic problem and how resources are allocated in competitive markets, analysing what happens when markets fail and how governments intervene within a failing market.
- In 'The National Economy' you will study topics such as measuring macroeconomic performance, how a macroeconomy works, how to judge economic performance and how that influences macroeconomic policy. Throughout the AS you will develop your analytical, persuasive and evaluative writing skills.
- In 'Business Economics and Distribution of Income', you will learn how firms set objectives, costs and revenues; looking at competitive markets and marketing strategies. You then move onto concentrated markets and the labour market, and finally how governments can intervene in these more complex markets.
- In 'The National and International Economy' you will develop your macroeconomic knowledge from AS to include macroeconomic indicators, how we manage the national economy and then place it in context of the international economies.
- Notes/Case studies
- Educational visits
- Internet resources / Video Clips / News Stories
- Group Work / ICT
- Text Books
To study A level economics, you will need 5 or more A* - C grades at GCSE, including at least a B grade in both English language and mathematics GCSEs.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heathcote School & Science College directly.