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Economics AS/A2 at Magdalen College School

Course content

The specific aims of the course are to encourage students to:-

Understand the current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect their lives

Develop their understanding of economic concepts and theories and the ability to apply these concepts to appropriate range of issues

Use contemporary issues to develop understanding of relevant concepts

Analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it

Apply their understanding of Economics to aspects of the recent performance of the UK economy, the rest of the EU and the rest of the world.

Entry requirements

English C

Maths C

If Business GCSE taken must have C or above


Year 1 (AS)

Unit 1 The Market System

Unit 2 Market Failure and Government Intervention

Unit 3 The National and International Economy

Year 2 (A2)

Further two units studied, chosen from:-

Economics and Leisure

Economics and the Labour Market

Transport Economics

Economic Development

Financial Economics

Economics in a European Context - Compulsory, Synoptic Unit

Future opportunities

A pass at A level Economics is a useful entry qualification to many degree courses in Management Sciences, Media Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Social Science, Geography, Business Studies, Accountancy and Law. It is also useful for careers in Banking and Insurance and many other careers in the financial and business world.

Further information

Economics combines effectively with subjects within the arts, sciences or humanities. For anyone considering the study of Economics beyond A2 level it may be advisable to combine Economics with A level Mathematics.

For further information please contact Miss S Blackwell.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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