Economics AS/A-Level at The Appleton School
Economics is all about the key issues facing us today ie poverty, unemployment and inflation. It is essentially about the choices people make – as consumers, workers, producers and government, and the result of these choices.
Studying Economics will allow students to:
- develop an understanding of real life economic concepts and theories
- evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it
- develop a critical approach to various economic theories.
AS course content
This course covers both Micro and Macro Economics.
- Microeconomics involves looking at how individuals are affected by certain economic factors and includes studying the behaviour of customers, firms and government.
- Macroeconomics involves looking at the whole economy including the study of unemployment, inflation and comparing different economies.
A Level course content
This course covers both the Micro and Macro Economics elements from AS plus additional topics:
At the micro level these include:
- The labour market
At the macro level these include:
- Looking at the financial markets and monetary policy
- Fiscal policy (how governments raise and spend money)
- Supply-side policies (how the government tries to increase output in the economy)
- The international economy
100% examination at both AS and A Level.
You can use Economics within most job areas as it is recognised as a very valuable A level and degree. It is useful for many professions including: accountancy, teaching, journalism, the civil service and the police force.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Appleton School directly.