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Economics A Level at Highlands School

Course description

A key aspect of life and survival requires input from businesses. One of the key pillars of economic theory is that “Human wants are unlimited”. As a result humans have to ‘do without’ some goods and services. However, the goods and services which are delivered to consumers, in an attempt to satisfy their wants are produced by businesses. This relationship supports the basic idea of a course in Economics.

Course content

2 units at AS Level, including:

  • Unit 1 Markets in Action
  • Unit 2 The National and International Economy

2 units at A2, including:

  • Unit 3 Economics of Work and Leisure
  • Unit 4 The Global Economy

Entry requirements

Grade B or better in GCSE Maths and Grade B or better in a humanities subject


Written examinations including case studies and essay

Future opportunities

This course can lead to further study of economics, politics, law, business, finance or social sciences at university. Future careers include: banking, management, insurance and actuary sciences.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Highlands School directly.

Last updated date: 22 July 2016
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