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Economics A2 OCR at Longdean School

Course description

All you need is • An enquiring mind • A willingness to work hard • A minimum B grade in GCSE Maths and English Economics is a subject only studied in the sixth form. It is a subject with a long tradition of success at AS and A2 level, and is highly respected A level in the world of work and when applying for university. It is indeed one of the subjects that consistently delivers some of the highest grades at AS and A level. Although you will not have met the subject at school before, it is an option that anyone who seeks a good A level grade for university should consider. The subject itself is a fascinating one, and is taught by staff who never tire of teaching it. How is the course examined or assessed? The OCR Economics Modular syllabus is used. You will discover how economic activity is measured, what targets the government set for the economy and what policies they use to try and hit these targets. You will discover how markets work and determine what is produced and consumed in UK and the world. You will investigate why markets might fail and what we might do about it. Whatever you are doing in the subject is directly applicable to the problems that individuals, firms and governments encounter in the real world.

Future opportunities

Not only will you learn specific matters about the UK economy but you will also learn the problem solving techniques of the economist that are applicable to any real life problem. Many of you will go on to management jobs where such a problem solving technique will put you at an advantage. The subject has a very low drop out rate. People who opt for economics like it, and continue to study it right through to A level. Over the years many students have gone on to study economics and related subjects at university. The subject fits very well with almost any combination of subjects. You will follow this course with two or three other AS levels or an Advanced Diploma and, additionally, the compulsory core such as PSHE, RE, PE/Games

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 January 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year