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Economics at Eaton Bank Academy

Course description

During the course you will have an opportunity to discuss issues such as should the government continue to be the main provider of health care? Would Britain benefit from using the Euro? Should there be a new tax on foods high in fat or sugar? What are the economic costs and benefits of migration into and out of the UK? Why is there an uneven distribution of income in the UK?

At AS students study 2 units and investigate micro and macroeconomics. Microeconomics addresses issues such as "Why are house prices so high?", "Can pollution effectively be controlled?" and "Should governments intervene in markets?"The macroeconomic issues covered include "Why does the government have an inflation rate target and how does it affect us?", "What happens to the economy if consumers decide to spend more or spend less?" and "How are we affected by the growth of other economies around the world such as China and India?"

At A Level, students develop their understanding of the micro and macroeconomics already learnt at AS, considering economic concepts and theories in greater depth and recognising the values and limitations of economic models. Both A Level modules explore two contemporary and relevant contexts: the global context, which includes the impact of globalisation on UK economic performance and European Union context, embracing the effect of EU membership and economic policy on the UK economy.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs grade C or above.

It is not necessary to have a GCSE in Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eaton Bank Academy directly.

Last updated date: 18 April 2018

Key information

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

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