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Economics A Level (Block C) at Mayfield Grammar School, Gravesend

Course description

Essential skills

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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

Assessment

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.

 

Future opportunities

University requirements

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.

Further information

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.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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