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Economics A Level at Northgate High School

Course description

In Economics you’ll look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. In the first year you will study microeconomics which introduces how demand and supply combine to give prices and output for markets. In Unit Two we introduce how to measure macroeconomic performance, for example through economic growth, inflation, and unemployment. In the second year you will build on your economic knowledge of these key areas.

Course content

Learning in lessons is varied but due to the nature of the assessment the use of real-world economic data, articles, and case studies are all common. Students will use the 5 R’s independent learning support to help complete their 5 hours per week private study. There are two weekly extra Business & Economics sessions to support students.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements: GCSE grade 5 in Mathematics.

Future opportunities

Economics is highly regarded by both universities and employers as it helps you develop the ability to assimilate, analyse, and recall a large amount of complex information. Note: This subject could be considered with A Level Accounting, or A Level Business Studies but this is not recommended as it may narrow University options.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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