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Economics A Level at Dunraven School

Course description

Economics is about choice and is at the heart of all decision-making. Individuals, businesses and governments are all faced with making choices where resources are scarce. As a result, Economics is applicable in a wide range of fields, including business, finance, administration, law, local and national government and, indeed, most aspects of everyday life. In studying Economics students will examine topics of obvious importance to human well-being such as pollution, socio-economic inequality and inflation. Economics is valuable not only for the topics it studies, but also for its methods of analysis. The processes economists use in analysing arguments is a valuable skill that can be transferred across different

Course content

Unit 1 The operation of markets and market failure
Unit 2 The national economy in a global context
Unit 3 Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
Unit 4 The national and international economy

Entry requirements

Grade B in GCSE English and Maths


Paper 1 Markets and market failure
Paper 2 National and International Economy
Paper 3 Economic principles and issues

Future opportunities

Due to the fact that the number of skills acquired during the study of Economics are transferable, most students will have diverse career options from the most common of banking, finance, academia to others such as
geography, history, law and so on.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years