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ECONOMICS A LEVEL (RPA) at Richmond Park Academy - RPA

Course description

Students should have a genuine interest in major economic and political issues. Economics is an extremely highly-regarded and tough discipline which invites you to interpret the world around you in a completely new way.

Course content

The course will help you to develop a new framework of analysis which will give you a very structured method of making and justifying decisions. You will still make up your own mind and form your own opinions, but the study of economics will allow you to defend them with well-constructed arguments. Over the next two years, you will study three units and sit three examinations that form your AQA A Level Economics qualification. The first of these units will look at how individuals and firms behave on a small scale; how they make decisions and what the effects of these decisions are. The second unit looks at the bigger picture; how is the UK economy performing overall and what are we actually trying to achieve?

Entry requirements

English & Mathematics GCSE grade 6

Assessment

The exam board for Key Stage 5 is AQA.

AS 
Paper 1: Operation of Markets and market failure 
Paper 2: The National Economy

A2 (A Level) 
Additional content to be studied, to be awarded a full A Level qualification 
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure 
The National and International Economy

Future opportunities

A high grade in economics opens up many future study and career avenues. Economics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers.

Key Points to Remember about Economics: 
Very highly-regarded 
Very challenging 
A new framework of analysis 
A structured approach to problem-solving 
Relevant to current affairs 
Progression to the top universities 
Access to the highest-level professional careers 
Finance, law, the civil service, industry and many more!

Further information

EXAM BOARD: AQA

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Richmond Park Academy - RPA directly.

Last updated date: 07 December 2017
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