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IBDP Economics (Higher Level & Standard Level) at Broadgreen International School

Course description

Economics is a dynamic social science, forming part of the study of individuals and societies. The study of economics is essentially about the concept of scarcity and the problem of resource allocation.

Course content

The Economics syllabus consists of four compulsory sections:

1. Microeconomics

2. Macroeconomics

3. International Economics

4. Development Economics

Higher Level:

External 80% – comprising of 3 exam papers.

Internal 20% – a portfolio of 3 economic commentaries.

Standard level:

External 80% – comprising of 2 exam papers.

Internal 20% – a portfolio of 3 economic commentaries.

Entry requirements

 No prior knowledge of economics is necessary for students to undertake this course of study. However for Standard Level minimum Grade C Maths GCSE, Higher Level minimum Grade B Maths GCSE. As well as an academic requirement, we expect you to demonstrate an interest in world events and a commitment to making a difference in your community. World citizenship is at the heart of the IB philosophy and we will be discussing your interests, experiences and aspirations at your interview.

An interest in political, economic and social environments.

Future opportunities

The IB Economics course develops your understanding of economics and gives you insights into social and political issues which will be valuable in whatever future career path you take. If you are interested at studying Economics at University level you can work in a variety of different fields from finance and banking, public policy, sales and marketing, civil service, insurance and accountancy.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 02 September 2016

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