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Economics at Queen Mary's Grammar School

Course description

Studying A level Economics will allow students to apply economic theory to support
analysis of current economic problems and issues, and encourage students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Course content

The A level covers the following 14 topic areas:

Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
1 Economic methodology and the economic problem
2 Individual economic decision making
3 Price determination in a competitive market
4 Production, costs and revenue
5 Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
6 The labour market
7 The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
8 The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets
The national and international economy
9 The measurement of macroeconomic performance
10 How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis,
and related concepts
11 Economic performance
12 Financial markets and monetary policy
13 Fiscal policy and supply-side policies
14 The international economy

Entry requirements

You will need at least 7 B grades at GCSE* (including English and Maths). We normally expect at least a grade A (A* for Further Maths) in subjects which you wish to pursue at A level. 


Written examinations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Mary's Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 13 September 2016
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