A Level Economics at Ricards Lodge High School
Economics is a scientific study of how people and institutions go about producing and consuming goods and services, and how they face the challenge of making choices in a world of scarce resources. Our teaching team provides an opportunity for the student to acquire general knowledge of the methods by which goods and services are allocated and incomes are generated, and why prices, employment, money and financial markets behave as they do.
The overriding objective of the department is that teachers want to use their expertise and experience to deliver high quality, motivating lessons to bring this vibrant subject alive, making teaching and learning Economics both exciting and rewarding for all.
A-level Unit 1: Markets & Market Failure
A-level Unit 2: The National and International Economy
A-level Unit 3: Economic Principles & Issues
GCSE Mathematics and English Language grade B or higher. If students have studied Economics GCSE, minimum grade for entry is a B.
Unit 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed by a written exam at the end of linear A-Level course. All exams will last 2 hours and each unit will be worth 33.3%.
Economics is a well-regarded academic subject which is useful for any career. If you intend to study Economics at university then it is often advisable to study Mathematics to AS or A Level. Students who go on to complete a degree in Economics major may find employment opportunities in the public sector and public enterprises, the private sector and regional and international organization.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ricards Lodge High School directly.