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Economics A Level at Wanstead High School

Course description

There are four themes across A Level Economics. These are: Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure; Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies; Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market and Theme 4: A global perspective.

These are examined across three exam papers, these are: Paper 1: Markets and Business Behaviour (35% of total qualification), Paper 2: The National and Global Economy (35% of total qualification) and Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics (30% of total qualification).

Should students decide to opt into the AS exam at the end of year 12 they will be examined on themes 1 and 2 in two exam papers. Students will be expected to have an interest in contemporary events and will need to be adept at data analysis and interpretation. Students will be examined by multiple choice questions, data response questions and essay questions. Students will be invited to subscribe to The Economist Magazine. You will need to be able to apply knowledge to unfamiliar contexts and develop purposeful and succinct analyses and evaluation of decisions on a business and national level. In the interests of ensuring a breadth of study, it is not advisable that students do both Business Studies and Economics,

Entry requirements

Grade A*-B (6-9) in GCSE English Language and Maths. A-level Economics looks at current affairs and analyses the interactions between individuals, businesses and the Government. Students will be taught both Micro and Macro principles and will be assessed on their application, analysis and decision making skills.

Future opportunities

Students who are successful in Economics demonstrate a multitude of skills that are highly sought after by both employers and higher education institutions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wanstead High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2017
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