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Economics A level at The Corsham School

Course description

The aim of this syllabus is to provide you with a critical understanding of the economic world in which you live by applying concepts to real world problems and situations. You should develop a greater understanding of contemporary economic issues such as unemployment, inflation and government policy.

Course content

Have you been effected by the rising price of petrol, the problems with the health service or the changes in the interest rate? Economics will help you look at these issues with a different perspective it will also help you understand why there is huge variation in prices and wages. You will be able to evaluate both the advantages and disadvantages of the European Union and make an informed judgement on the UK’s Membership. Studying economics provides a better understanding of both the national and global economy and the factors which influences government decisions and helps develop both analysis and evaluation skills.

Units cover:

  • Micro and Macro Economics
  • Markets and Market Failure
  • Performance of the UK Economy


Entry requirements

GCSE Grade C in English and Mathematics


3 external examinations at the end of 2 years

Future opportunities

An economic A level is a useful qualification for entry to numerous degree courses and careers. These may be related to finance or business such as banking, accountancy and management. Many universities welcome A level Economics as it requires students to be logical and rigorous as well as being able to express their ideas clearly.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 November 2017

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