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Economics A level at Woking College

Course description

One of the key concepts central to this subject is how economies divide up their scarce resources – who gets what and why? In this course, you will study microeconomics, examining issues such as pollution, traffic congestion, poverty, and the degree of competition within different markets. Macroeconomics looks at government policies, unemployment, inflation, international trade, and the difficulties governments face when they attempt to steer the economy in a specific direction. This course will give you a strong knowledge of the economy and will hone your logical, numerical, and analytical skills.

Course content

Component 1 - Examination: Markets and Market Failure (2 hours - 33.3%)

  • Section A: Data response questions from one of two contexts.
  • Section B: Essay question

Component 2 - Examination: National and International Economy (2 hours - 33.3%)

  • Section A: Data response questions from one of two contexts.
  • Section B: Essay question

Component 3 - Examination: Economic Principles and Issues (2 hours - 33.3%)

  • Section A: Multiple choice questions
  • Section B: Case study questions

Entry requirements

Five A*- C grades (or equivalent 4+) including at least a grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

Assessment

Examination = 100%

Future opportunities

Many degrees such as Accountancy, Business, Business Management, Business & Finance, Politics, Geography and Law all contain aspects of Economics. Many of our former students have gone on to do degrees in Economics, Engineering, Maths or Physical Sciences, and have found the subject useful to them. Ultimately, many Economics students go on to work for large businesses, often within the financial sector. Economics will also help you to make sense of current affairs and to be more aware of real world economic issues, such as poverty, unemployment, recessions, traffic congestion and house prices. You will also be developing a range of skills, which will certainly help in your chosen career.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Woking College directly.

Last updated date: 05 September 2016
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