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Economics A Level at Roding Valley High School

Course description

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It is the study of how consumers, firms and governments make decisions that together determine how resources are allocated. Economics has an enormous impact on our daily lives through the principles of supply and demand, influencing our spending power and even our quality of life. At every level of our society, an understanding of economics and the application of theories is essential to success.

Are you interested in?

The fact that this is country has recently experienced its worst recession ever? Whether the government is right to cut spending? The impact of transport use on the environment? The Euro crisis? Worldwide poverty and inequality? What will happen to oil prices? Whether we should have a minimum price for alcohol? Current affairs and politics? Debating and opinions?

Course content

A level Economics comprises a range of units covering Markets and Market Failure, The National Economy, Business Economics and the Distribution of Income, and The National and International Economy. The variety of contexts studied open themselves to exploration of the inter-relationships between microeconomic (people and businesses) and macroeconomic (entire industries and nations) principles in managing and sustaining economies.

Future opportunities

University degrees that require or often prefer Economics include:

Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Actuarial studies and Management Studies.

Possible career paths:

Financial analysis, actuary, statistics analysis, accountancy, banking, stockbroking, insurance and sales/marketing, company law, management consultancy and the Civil Service.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years