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Economics A Level at Imberhorne School

Course description

Economics is truly all around us, present in almost every aspect of our lives. I tis the study of allocaation of scarce resources. So if you are inquisitive about the world around you, for instance, why do footballers get paid so much money? Or what causes poverty in world or why Apple has been so successful, then this is for you.

Course content

Things study include: Why is petrol taxed so highly? How can UK deal with its obesit problems? What causes unemployment? Should the government still pay for a universal health service? Is it the end for Tesco? Is there still a need for the high street and high street shops? When will China become the richest country in the world? What has held back development in Africa in the last 50 years? Importantly, why is chocolate running out in October 2020?

Entry requirements

To study this subject you will need a minimum of five GCSEsubjects at Grade A*‐C, including English Language andMathematics. Although the course is not mathematical as such, you must be comfortable interpreting and calculating figures. All students arrive new to this subject.

Future opportunities

Economics is a highly regarded subject with many post A Level opportunities in both higher education (degrees) and employment, e.g. banking and finance, in addition to post degree employment in both the private and public sector.

Further information

For more information: cmumby@imberhorne.co.uk

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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