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Economics A Level at Copleston High School

Course description

Year 2 (A Level) – Individuals, firms, markets and market failure: economic decision making, poverty and inequality, the labour market and government intervention. National and international economy: UK and international economic performance, financial
markets and monetary, fiscal and supply side policies. Economic principles and issues: case study context, financial markets and behavioural economics.

Entry requirements

4 AS levels – at least 5 grade Bs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. 3 AS levels – at least 5 grade Cs or equivalent in different GCSEs or other Level 2 courses. In addition, at least a B grade in English and Mathematics.

Assessment

The course is split into two qualifications. AS Economics is made up of two exams taking place at the end of Year 12 with each carrying 50% of the final grade. Students can opt to study. A Level Economics which comprises of three exams taking place at the end of Year 13 with each carrying 33% of the final grade.

Future opportunities

Economics is a widely accepted A Level course and is favoured by many of the Russell Group Universities. It can lead students into both analytical and arts based subjects.
Job opportunities for students of Economics include: Accountancy, Business Analyst, Actuary, Banking, Insurance and Finance, Journalism, Public Sector Management and Human Resource Management.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2016
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