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Economics at Highcliffe School

Course description

Economics aims to give an insight into key issues in the news affecting everyday life. It allows you to understand the forces driving things like the price of oil, exchange rates and the level of unemployment in an economy. The subject is split into two main sections, microeconomics and macroeconomics, where macro looks at big issues affecting the economy as a whole and micro the economic behaviour of individuals.

Course content

AS Level: The Economic Problem and Economic Methodology, Price Determination in a Competitive Market, Production, Costs and Revenue, Competitive and Concentrated Markets, The Market Mechanism, Market Failure and Gov't Intervention.

A Level: The Economic Problem and Economic Methodology, Individual Economic Decision Making, Price Determination in a Competitive Market, Production, Costs and Revenue.



AS Level: written exams - The Operation of Markets and Market Failure and The National Economy in a Global Context.

A Level: written exams - Markets and Market Failure, National and International Economy and Economic Principals and Issues.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 September 2016

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