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Economics at Altwood CofE Secondary School

Course description

In Economics you will look at the fundamental forces that affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economics is a fascinating subject because it includes the study of how people behave and interact with other. Understanding the interactions between consumers, manufacturers and government makes economics a challenging subject.

The course will help you develop a range of personal skills such as research, communication, analysis, evaluation and working with others to discuss economic issues and solve economic problems.

The ideal student will need to be highly committed, self-disciplined, clear thinking and willing to undertake independent research and take ownership for their own learning.

The study of Economics will require students to follow and be aware of current economic events as they happen in the UK and elsewhere. This will enable the student to apply economic theory to real world events.

The course requires you to be reasonably confident in terms of mathematical and analytical skills.

At AS Level, you will learn about microeconomics, such as demand and supply, the operation of the price mechanism and the causes of market failure as well as macroeconomics which focus upon the developments in the UK economy and government policies over the last 10 years.

Entry requirements

Minimum of Grade C in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (Higher Papers only), plus at least three further GCSEs at Grade C or above.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Altwood CofE Secondary School directly.

Last updated date: 08 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years