Economics A Level (Block C) at Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend
Sound communication skills, with an ability to evaluate.
Quantitative – you should have confidence in using basic numeracy such as calculating percentages, and ability to draw and interpret graphs.
Note that 20% of the assessment is mathematics.
Years 1 and 2
Theme 1: Microeconomic theory – markets and market failure.
Theme 2: Macroeconomics – how the economy works.
Theme 3: Business Economics.
Theme 4: international Economics.
Grade 6 Economics GCSE, though a grade 7 is recommended due to the rigorous nature of the course. If Economics has not been studied at GCSE level, an 7 grade in Mathematics GCSE is recommended
A level Economics is a linear course. This means that an AS qualification is not available and all external assessment will be in June 2020.
Typical offers: Birmingham – AAA Oxbridge – A*AA Greenwich – BBB
You could go on to do a degree in: Some degrees are more specialised, for example: International Economics, Development Economics. There are many combination degrees such as Economics and Mathematics, Economics and language
Career Options: Actuary, Business Management, Civil Servant, Accountant, Insurance Broker, Risk assessment, Banking, Manufacturing, Transport, Retailing, Communication, Government agencies, Charities.
Economics is often referred to as a ‘real world’ subject. The study of the subject helps to explain current affairs and much of what can be seen in the news. We discuss topics as wide and varied as: why the price of fuel is rising; what explains unemployment; the significance of globalisation; the growth of China; the Eurozone crisis and how the government make decisions about taxation and spending each year. After studying this course you will realise the impact this subject has on day-to-day lives and have a better understanding of what you hear and see in the media. If you have any questions, please come and have a chat with Miss Ragbourne.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend directly.