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Economics - A Level at The Latymer School

Course description

The school offers Economics (Edexcel) in Y12 and Y13.

In Year 12 Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure

This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • the nature of economics
  • how markets work
  • market failure
  • government intervention.
Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies

This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • measures of economic performance
  • aggregate demand
  • aggregate supply
  • national income
  • economic growth
  • macroeconomic objectives and policy.
In Year 13 Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies Theme 3: Business behaviour and 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
  • labour market
  • government intervention.
Theme 4: A global perspective

This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global perspective. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • international economics
  • poverty and inequality
  • emerging and developing economies
  • the financial sector
  • the role of the state in the macro economy.

All the four units are externally assessed with no coursework element.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 October 2017
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  • Start date: Next September

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