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A Level Economics at Stamford Endowed Schools

Course description

Economics is a current affairs subject that encourages students to think about the taxation and spending carried out by government, and the interest rate announcements by the Bank of England: decisions that influence all our lives and behaviour. The world as we understand it is constantly changing and at a rapid rate. Typical questions the economics student might ask are ‘Why are some countries rich and others poor?’ ‘Why are footballers paid more than nurses?’ ‘Why do unemployment and inflation exist and how can we address them?’ The overall aim of the course is to encourage students to develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories; learn how to apply them and appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real world phenomena. Economics helps to develop important transferable skills which are highly regarded by both universities and employers.

Entry requirements

Sixth Form entrant (internal and external) to have achieved at least 5 subjects at GCSE grade B or better with a B in the subject you wish to study

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stamford Endowed Schools directly.

Last updated date: 17 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years