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Economics A Level at Mill Hill County High School

Course description

Economics is the study of choice. Economics enables students to understand how the material resources of an individual, a community, a country or the world are managed.  It enables us to address questions such as ‘when can we expect another recession?’ and ‘why should students pay university tuition fees?’  This specification contributes to that understanding by enabling students to develop an appreciation of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.

Course content

During the course students will:

  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of microeconomics (individual markets) and macroeconomics (the economy as a whole)
  • Explore economic issues arising from a range of situations, drawing on data from local, national and international sources
  • Develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry in order to evaluate economic arguments and make informed judgements

Entry requirements

If Economics or Business Studies was studied for GCSE, a minimum of a grade B is required.

Assessment

AS Level

Unit 1 - Introduction to markets and market failure
A range of multiple choice, short-answer and longer data response questions    /   50% of total AS Level mark

Unit 2 - The UK Economy - performance and policies
A range of multiple choice, short-answer and longer data response questions    /  50% of total AS Level mark

A2 Level

Unit 1 -Markets and business behaviour
A range of multiple choice, short-answer and longer data response questions and an extended open-response question
35% of total A Level mark          

Unit 2 - The national and global economy
A range of multiple choice, short-answer and longer data response questions and an extended open-response question
35% of total A Level mark

Unit 3 - Micro and macroeconomics
Two sections, each consisting of one data response question and one extended open-reponse question
30% of total A Level mark

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mill Hill County High School directly.

Last updated date: 17 June 2015

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