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AS/A2 Economics at Durham High School For Girls

Course description

With AS Economics we look at the basic economic principles that drive our behaviour. It is a common misconception to assume Economics is about money, rather it is about how humans behave, with money as a medium for that behaviour. We look at demand, supply and we analyse how these interact to set prices within an economy.We look at where markets fail to deliver essential goods, education and healthcare are often used as examples here. We go on to look at economic policy, interest rates, money supply and how these are used to manage our economy to our best advantage.

Entry requirements

You really need an A or B grade at Maths and English. There is some cross over with higher end Maths and if you found GCSE Maths a struggle, then this may prove difficult.

Financial information

Please see our website for our fees.

Future opportunities

This course will develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the wider world. It is a good choice for anyone interested in studying any of the social sciences. In terms of work, this is a matter of what you combine the course with. Economics graduates often go on to work as accountants, bankers, lawyers and so forth.You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare foe higher education in areas of Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Marketing or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to economics, business, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a business to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can progress to working at management level. You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Marketing or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to economics, business, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a business to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can progress to working at management level. You could take this course to complement other advanced level courses or to prepare for the A2 part of an Advanced GCE in Economics and Business Studies, which could lead onto higher education in areas of Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Marketing or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to economics, business, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also go straight into a job as the AS GCE is a recognised qualification that could help you do a trainee management course within a company to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can progress to working at management level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff. Also, take a look at the exam board website: http://www.ocr.org.uk/qualifications/type/gce/blt/economics/index.html

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 18 May 2015

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