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Economics at Blackfen School for Girls

Course description

You will learn a variety of skills and knowledge that you can apply to other jobs or to your personal life. Learning about interest rates, exchange rates, economic indicators and equity markets can help you make better decisions about investing and obtaining mortgages. Economics teaches students how to understand and spot secondary effects and possible unintended consequences. This can help you make better decisions about your personal life and make you more valuable to business.

Course content

Theme 1 - Introduction to markets & Market Failure

• Nature of Economics

• How markets work

• Market failure

• Government intervention

Theme 2 – UK Economy – performance and policy

• Measures of economic performance

• Aggregate demand and supply

• National income

• Economic growth

• Macroeconomic objectives and policy

Theme 3 – The Labour Market

• Business Growth and objectives

• Market structure

• Labour market

• Government strategies

Theme 4 – Global Perspective

• International economics

• Poverty and inequality

• Emerging economies

• Financial sector

• Role of state in the economy

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE Economics, Maths and English Language.


All themes are assessed through examination at the end of the academic year.

The exam papers are a mixture of short and long questions based on case studies and data response questions. Mathematical diagrams are a requirement for the long essay questions

Future opportunities

Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. The economic way of thinking can help us make better choices.

It would be a useful qualification if you wanted to go into a management career, accountancy, politics or local government.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years