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Economics A Level at Stockley Academy

Course description

Economics is a traditional subject which is relevant to the world you live in and to your future. It is a fascinating subject because it includes the study of how people behave and interact with each other. The dynamic relationship between consumers, firms and government make economics a vibrant subject. Economics can also lead to an exciting career and further study in areas such as large companies, banking and finance, media, law, marketing, government, journalism and teaching.

Course content

By studying Economics you will develop skills in research, analysis and evaluation, communication and working with others to solve problems using economic theory and models.

You will look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economics is a lively and interesting subject which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions.

At AS you will focus on both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Microeconomics addresses issues such as: “Why are house prices so high?”, “Can pollution effectively be controlled?” and “Should governments interfere with markets?” The macroeconomic issues covered include: “Why does the Government have an inflation rate target and how does it affect us?” and “What happens to the economy if people decide to spend more?”

At A2 you’ll build on your micro and macro knowledge and study another two key topics. You will study topics that involve the study of individuals, firms, markets and market failure that include studying business behaviour and government intervention. In addition, you will study the “National and International Economy” focussing on key economic objectives and policy.

Entry requirements

Minimum grade 6 in English Language and Maths

Assessment

You should expect to do 4 hours of independent study in Year 12 and 5 hours in Year 13

100% examination

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stockley Academy directly.

Last updated date: 24 August 2017
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