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AS & A Level Mathematics at Cleeve Park School

Course description

AS: The AS Level in Economics will give learners the opportunity to learn and understand the workings of the economy. Throughout the year learners will study two themes: theme 1, Introduction to markets and market failure and, theme 2, The UK economy – performance and policies. Both of these themes are externally assessed through examinations.

A2: The A Level in Economics will give learners the opportunity to learn and understand the workings of the economy. Throughout the year learners will study four themes: theme 1, Introduction to markets and market failure; theme 2, The UK economy – performance and policies. Both of these themes are externally assessed through examinations; theme 3 – business behaviour and the labour market; theme 4, a global perspective. Students will sit 3 external examinations at the end of year 13 which will assess all four units; paper 3 will be a synoptic unit assessing content across all four units.

Course content

AS:

Theme 1 focuses on microeconomic concepts. Learners will develop and understanding of: the nature of economics, how markets work, market failure and, government intervention. Theme 2 focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Learners will develop an understanding of: measures of economic performance, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, national income, economic growth and, macroeconomic policy.  Learners will need to apply their knowledge and understanding of these concepts to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts throughout the course and in the assessments. Learners will also have to demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies in order to be successful.

A2:

Theme 1 focuses on microeconomic concepts. Learners will develop and understanding of: the nature of economics, how markets work, market failure and, government intervention. Theme 2 focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Learners will develop an understanding of: measures of economic performance, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, national income, economic growth and, macroeconomic objectives and policy. Theme 3 builds on the microeconomics concepts introduced in theme 1 and focuses on business economics. Theme 4 develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context.

Learners will need to apply their knowledge and understanding of these concepts to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts throughout the course and in the assessments. Learners will also have to demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies in order to be successful.

Entry requirements

Grade A or above in GCSE Mathematics

Assessment

AS: 3 Exams

A2: 3 Exams

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 November 2015
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