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Economics A level at King Edward VI Sixth Form College

Course description

In Economics you will look at the fundamental forces affecting our lives such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty.

Economics ultimately considers the allocation of society’s scarce resources amongst the many alternative uses to which they could be put. Individuals, firms and governments have to make choices.

You will form opinions on a variety of issues: Should the UK government intervene in markets such as alcohol, energy, transport, education or even mobile phones? What are the best policies for growth? How are we affected by other economies?

Why is there an inflation target? Theories will be studied to enable a greater understanding of the working of economies. The global and European Union context is also discussed.

You will develop a range of skills relating to, for example, research, analysis, evaluation, communication, working with others and independence. Debating competitions, conferences and off-site visits also make a valuable contribution to learning.

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE English and Mathematics is required for this subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact King Edward VI Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 01 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Course code: 36000511644095


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