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Economics A Level at South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College

Course description

If you choose to study A Level Economics you will look at the production, consumption and sale of goods and services. You will also compare alternative ways of using the limited resources that countries and individuals possess and consider how efficient and/or fair such alternatives are. Behind these alternatives lies the fundamental economic problem - scarce resources and infinite wants.

Course content

What will I learn?Introduction to Markets and Market failure

Consider questions such as: Who sets prices for cars? Why are footballers paid more than nurses? Are some supermarkets too powerful? What happens when markets go wrong? 

The National and Global Economy 

Investigates national and international issues such as who caused the global recession, how countries like the UK get into debt and why investing in young people‚Äôs education is key. 

Business Behaviour and the Labour Market 

Looks at the activities of firms and their actions when part of different market structures with a specific focus on how their economic output affects their efficiency. 

A global perspective 

Focuses on globalisation, international trade, development and sustainability. Why are some countries less developed than others? 

The basics...
  • Investigate how society meets the demands of what is consumed
  • Learn about inflation, unemployment and Government policies
  • Study Business Economics and the Global Economy

Future opportunities

Future Careers

  • Business careers
  • Social Sciences careers
  • Languages careers

Further information

You should also have an outside interest in current economic affairs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Hunsley School and Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2017

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