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Economics A Level at John Taylor High School Academy

Course description

Theme 1 - Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
This unit focuses on microeconomic concepts, which look at how markets work. Students will develop an understanding of Nature of Economics, How Markets Work, Market Failure and Government Intervention.

Theme 2 - The UK Economy – Performance and Policies
This unit focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of Measures of Economic Performance, Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, National Income, Economic Growth and Macroeconomic Objectives and Policy.

Theme 3 - Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
This theme develops the microeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 1 and focuses on business economics. Students will develop an understanding of Business Growth, Business Objectives, Revenues, Costs and Profits, Market Structures, the Labour Market and Government Intervention.

Theme 4 - A Global Perspective
This theme develops the macro economic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Students will develop an understanding of International Economics, Poverty and Inequality, Emerging and Developing Economies, The Financial Sector and Role of The State in the Macroeconomy.

Entry requirements

Grade 6 GCSE Maths and English. A minimum of 5 GCSE’s A* - C grades, an interest in current affairs is essential.


This qualification is linear, students will sit all exams at the end of their two-year course.

A Level – 100% Examination – Three exams

Future opportunities

Economics is a rigorous academic subject, which is well respected by both universities and employers. Recent students have gone on to study a variety of degree courses at a range of universities including Oxford and London School of Economics. Examples include; Economics and Management, Business Management, Law, Politics, Accounting/Finance and of course Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact John Taylor High School Academy directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2017
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