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Economics A Level at St Joseph's College

Course description

This course provides students with a strong grounding in both microeconomics and macroeconomics, through a three-component, externally assessed qualification. The course content encourages the learners to ‘think as economists’ and develop the appropriate range of analytical, questioning and reasoning skills to achieve this objective. The qualification also encourages learners to apply the concepts and techniques which they have learned throughout the course to a range of ‘real world’ issues and contexts. This course enables learners to foster an understanding of economics concepts and theories in a range of contexts and to develop a critical consideration of their value and limitation in explaining real world phenomena. As a result, learners will be able to explain, analyse and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of the government within a market economy, criticising economic models of enquiry and recognising the limitations of economic models. In addition, learners will understand microeconomic and macroeconomic market models and will be able to use these to explore current economic behaviours and make causal connections.

Entry requirements

  • 6+ in GCSE Maths
  • 6+ in English


Component 1: Microeconomics (80 marks – 2 hour exam)

Component 2: Macroeconomics (80 marks – 2 hour exam)

Component 3: Themes in Economics (80 marks – 2 hour exam)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Joseph's College directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years