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Economics A level at Langley Park School for Girls

Course description

Year 12- We begin the course by introducing you to the basic problem faced by all counties – the relative scarcity of resources. We investigate different methods of allocating these scarce resources, analysing the market system in detail. The context of this study is that you will appreciate the impact of technological innovation, environmental change and the global economy and be a better informed consumer in terms of present and future economic behaviour. The emphasis of the whole course is to place you in the position of economic decision maker. We do not ask you to learn theory in a vacuum. Instead we use theory as a tool to help you reach effective conclusions in a real life context. We investigate the role of the government in relation to the major issues facing the UK economy today, such as unemployment, inflation and whether we should sacrifice consumption to preserve our environment.

Year 13 - The second year of study allows you to use the skills developed in year one by applying them to both the UK and the global economy.

Entry requirements

No previous knowledge is assumed. We give preference to students who achieve grade 6 or above in Mathematics and English.

Skills required:

To be successful on this course you must have a logical approach to problem solving and an interest in current political and economic issues. You will need to have the ability to manipulate numerical data and have the skills to develop a coherent written argument.

Assessment

  • Unit 1 - Markets and business behaviour
  • Unit 2 - The National and Global economy
  • Unit 3 - Microeconomics and Macroeconomics

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Langley Park School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 27 October 2017
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