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Economics A Level at Hendon School

Course description

The aim of the course is to enable students to gain an understanding of how the economy works. It involves applying theoretical concepts to issues such as the credit crunch, interest rates, inflation, unemployment, trade, development, production and consumption.

Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:

Good written ability and a commitment to reading challenging but stimulating material would ensure good progress. The independent learner would excel in this course as there is a wealth of real life scenarios developing daily and reported in the media.


The A level consists of 4 themes assessed by written examination. The papers include a combination of multiple choice, short answer, data response and extended open response questions.

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

Theme 2: The UK economy -performance and policies

Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market

Theme 4: A global perspective

Future opportunities

Economics is a subject that provides a pathway to the variety career options and degree choices. 

Careers where the subject may have relevance include those in management, investment banking, finance, accounting and marketing. Most large organisations have Economists positions, as they analyse the economy and offer advice in making decisions.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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