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Economics A level at JFS

Course description

The study of Economics at ‘A’ Level consists firstly of a micro-economic look at the individual behaviour of consumers and producers, followed by a macro-economic study of the working of the economy as a whole. The processes of consumption, production, taxation, trade, inflation, unemployment and European integration are studied in detail. The course includes an in-depth exploration of the economic issues facing developing economies.

You will be required to interpret data and make assumptions from it. You need to be comfortable using mathematical skills. Students are expected to keep up with current economic news by reading a quality newspaper on a daily basis.

Entry requirements

Students should have at least six GCSE passes at Level 5. This includes a level 5 in English Language, English Literature and Mathematics.

Throughout the course, students will be expected to use quantitative skills, such as calculating and using index numbers, ratios, fractions and percentage changes. You also need to be comfortable with using information presented in graphs and tables.

Economics students are required to construct written answers consisting of high-level analysis and evaluation, so you need to be pretty comfortable expressing yourself in writing.

Assessment

The ‘A’ Level consists of four themes assessed by examination.  The examinations are a combination of short questions, essays and data response.

Future opportunities

Economics is a ‘blue-chip’ ‘A’ Level subject that provides a gateway to the widest possible number of career options or degree choices.  It also lends itself nicely to combination degrees such as Economics/Politics or Economics/Law, etc.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 November 2016
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