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A Level Economics at Fulford School

Course description

This course is designed to capture and inspire interest in students in
making links to modern life and the world around us. It is topical in
nature and allows students to gain a greater understanding of their role
in society and how real life issues and problems in society can be solved.

Course content

Examples of topics covered include:
Students will be encouraged to think as economists so they are able to
achieve a greater understanding of what they see in the news and the
world around them. They will also be expected to foster an appreciation
of economic concepts and develop a critical consideration of their value
and limitations in explaining real world phenomena.
The course is split into two main areas:
- Microeconomics – how markets function to allocate scarce resources
through demand and supply and what happens when markets fail.
Government policies to solve imperfections in the market system will
also be assessed.
- Macroeconomics – investigates both the UK and overseas economies
and how governments attempt to effectively ‘macro’ manage. The
effects of globalisation and trade are also covered.


Entry requirements

- A genuine interest in Economics
- An enquiring, critical and thoughtful outlook
- Grade B in Maths and Grade C in English at GCSE
- An ability to work independently and with others

Future opportunities

Students go on to study Economics and related disciplines such
Accounting, Management and Marketing at university. It can lead to
careers in economics, business, marketing, finance and accounting, human
resources and public relations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 May 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years