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Economics A Level at Parkstone Grammar School

Course description

Economics requires students to have knowledge of the current economic environment so that they can apply their theoretical learning to real world situations. This means students should read about, and watch, the news and current affairs programmes on a regular basis, making further connections between the taught theory and its application. Marks are available in all examinations for explaining and applying theory to real life situations.

Course content

THEME 3 - Business behaviour and the 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 markets
Government intervention
THEME 4 - A global perspective
This theme develops the macroeconomic concepts introduced in Theme 2 and applies these concepts in a global context. Students
will develop an understanding of:-
International economics
Poverty and inequality
Emerging and developing economies
The financial sector
Role of the state in the macroeconomy


Formal assessments will take place after each unit. All units will be examined in May/June.
Paper 1 - 2  hours - 35% of A Level
Paper 2 - 2 hours - 35% of A Level
Paper 3 - 2 hours - 30% of A Level


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Parkstone Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 29 September 2016
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    • We are a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 selective girls’ school offering outstanding education to the girls of Poole and its surrounding area. Founded in 1905 Parkstone has continued to provide excellent academic results within a warm, friendly and vibrant community. We are a six form entry school with 1250 students including 370 in the sixth form.

      Girls at Parkstone are not only encouraged to succeed academically, but to enjoy the wide range of musical, theatrical, sporting, speaking and charitable opportunities.