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Economics AS/A level (AQA) at Abbey Grange Church of England Academy

Course description

AS / A Level Economics is a popular choice for students in the sixth form and those who wish to study Economics at degree level. It has a diverse spread of topics so it appeals to a variety of students. This subject is for the “All Rounder”, the person who is as happy writing an in depth report as solving a maths problem. If you have an interest in current affairs and watching TV documentaries about the political and business / economic world then you will find this subject stimulating and interesting.

Students enjoy this contemporary course and it is a subject valued by universities and employers.

Course content

Students enjoy this contemporary course and it is a subject valued by universities and employers. The course covers the national economy, inflation, unemployment, economic growth and how governments use various policies such as taxation or interest rates to influence the economy. It also looks at personal economic behaviour and the behaviour of firms e.g. what influences wages or investment. We examine issues such as why professional footballers get paid a great sum of money, whilst refuse collectors are paid much less.

You will study 5 main topic areas.

AS Level: • The Operations of Markets & Market Failure • The National Economy in a Global Context

A2 Level: • Markets & Market Failure • The National & International Economy • Economic Principles and Issues

Entry requirements

All students applying for Advanced level courses at Abbey Grange C of E Academy should meet the following entry requirements. To study 4 subjects a student should have at least 7 GCSEs at grade C or above, with a minimum of grade B or above in their chosen subjects. To study 3 subjects a student should have at least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above, with a grade B or above in their chosen subjects.

Assessment

You will study four main topics over the two years.   You will be assessed at the end of Year 12 and again at the end of Year 13 through  externally assessed exams.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13

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