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Economics A Level at St Edmunds Catholic Academy

Course description

The recent ‘credit crunch’ and its continuing aftermath served to reinforce the importance of Economics to our everyday lives. This course provides an opportunity to examine the different ways that the ‘invisible hand’ guides our everyday lives.

Course content

Key Points: The course covers fours topic areas:

Theme 1: An Introduction to markets and market failure

Theme 2: The UK Economy – performance and policies

Theme 3: Business Behaviour and the Labour market

Theme 4: A Global Perspective

Themes 1 and 2 are assessed at both AS Level and A Level. Themes 3 and 4 are assessed at A Level only.

The course contains an element of data analysis and learners are expected to demonstrate skills of both quantitative and qualitative analysis. When considering this course, learners should be aware that they will need to be confident to both read and produce extended pieces of writing as well as analysing statistical data. Some calculations, such as rates of change, will be required.

Future opportunities

Economics is suitable for just progression onto a range of Higher Education courses. It is particularly relevant to those learners with an interest in studying politics, sociology, business or law.

Those students with an interest in reading Economics at university would be well advised to consider taking A Level Mathematics alongside Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Edmunds Catholic Academy directly.

Last updated date: 05 December 2017
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Key information

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

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