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A Level Economics at The Bishop of Winchester Academy

Course description

It is known that emissions from cars contribute to global warming and deterioration of the environment. How does government policy encourage a reduction in car use and an increase in the use of public transport?

Government finances are a problem, particularly in Europe and the USA.  This coincides with a period of global recession.  Austerity measures or increased government spending – which is the best route to recovery and growth?

Course content

This course is made up of micro and macro economics and helps to understand and explain many events in the news. Microeconomics includes topics such as the impact of obesity and alcohol misuse on society. Macroeconomics addresses a wide range of national and international issues, for example, controlling the economy, government debt and the impact of economies such as China and India on the UK. If you are interested in current affairs and world issues, then Economics is the subject for you!

Entry requirements

You should meet the standard 6th Form entry criteria.  It is preferred that students have a minimum of a grade B at GCSE in this or a related subject.  Students should also have achieved a grade B at GCSE in Mathematics and should be confident in handling numerical data and in writing essay style answers.


By a mixture of examinations including data response questions, essays and consideration of case study material.

Future opportunities

Many students go to university where they take a wide range of courses including Econometrics (mathematical study of Economics), Management Sciences, European Management.  If you would like to pursue a career in banking or finance, Economics would be advantageous.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Bishop of Winchester Academy directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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