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Economics - A level at Turton High School & Sixth Form College

Course description

Economics is about the way in which households, communities and nations choose to allocate their scarce resources, and the problems that arise as a result of choices that are made.

You’ll look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions.

 

 

Entry requirements

Grade 5 in English and Grade 5 in Mathematics. Business grade B (if studied)

 

Assessment

You will follow the AQA course and study:

Paper 1: Markets and market failure

This will include the economic problem, economic decision making, competition, the labour market and the distribution of wealth.

Section A: Data response questions requiring written answers - choice of one from two contexts worth 40 marks.

Section B: Essay questions requiring written answers, choice of one from three worth 40 marks.

 

Paper 2: National and international economy

 

This will include how the macro economy works, economic performance, monetary and fiscal policy, financial markets and the international economy.

Section A: Data response questions requiring written answers - choice of one from two contexts worth 40 marks.

Section B: Essay questions requiring written answers, choice of one from three worth 40 marks.

 

Paper 3: Economic principles and issues)

This is a synoptic paper and will include topics from paper 1 and paper 2.

Section A: multiple choice questions worth 30 marks.

Section B: case study questions requiring written answers, worth 50 marks.

 

There will be three two hour exams. Each 100 marks and worth 33.3% of A Level.

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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    • Turton Sixth Form is located on Chapeltown Road, Bromley Cross.  The college is across the road from Bromley Cross train station, and is on a direct line 8 minutes from Bolton.  Buses from Bradshaw, Sharples, Smithills, Edgworth, Belmont and Astley Bridge regularly run past the school.