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Economics at Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form

Course description

Economics remains well respected and there are many job opportunities for Economics students.  Economics is useful on a personal level because you learn a lot of skills and knowledge that you can apply to other jobs or to your personal life. Learning about interest rates, exchange rates, economic indicators and equity markets can help you make better decisions about investing and obtaining mortgages.

Course content

Year 1: Students develop knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts in the two themes. Students will need to apply this knowledge and understanding in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessment and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies. Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure. This theme focuses on microeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of: nature of economics, how markets work, market failure, government intervention. Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies. This theme focuses on macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of: measures of economic performance, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, national income, economic growth, macroeconomic objectives and policy.


Year 2: Students build knowledge and understanding of core economic models and concepts in Themes 1 and 2, and then build on this and apply their knowledge to more complex concepts and models in Themes 3 and 4. Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessments and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies. 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 market, 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.

Entry requirements

A GCSE average of 5, including 4 in GCSE English and 5 in Mathematics

Assessment

100% exam

Future opportunities

With an Economics degree you can work in a variety of different fields from Finance and Banking, Government Policy, Sales and Marketing, Civil Service, Insurance and Actuarial work, etc.

Further information

Students may take both Economics and Business.

 

Course Leader:

 

Duncan Innes

d.innes@uckfield.college

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Uckfield Community Technology College School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years

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