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Economics A Level at Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form

Course description

Why study this subject at Hayesfield?

Studying Economics is a rewarding intellectual experience, offering highly marketable skills in a way that is both stimulating and academically rigorous.

Students are encouraged to take a lively interest in current affairs as discussed in the newspapers or on radio or television. By the end of the course, students will be in a position to understand and discuss current economic issues, such as the impact of BREXIT, the importance of controlling inflation, the effect of commodity price rises on businesses, consumers and the economy.

Course content

  • Economic methodology and the economic problem.
  • Price determination in a competitive market.
  • Production, costs and revenue and competitive and concentrated markets.
  • The market mechanism.
  • The measurement of macroeconomic performance.
  • How the macro economy works.
  • Economic performance.
  • Macroeconomic policy.
  • Perfect competition.
  • The labour market.
  • The distribution of income and wealth.
  • The market mechanism, market failure.
  • Financial markets and monetary policy.
  • The international economy

Entry requirements

Grade 6s in English and Maths.


100% Examination.

Future opportunities

Economics is highly desired by universities as an entry requirement for many degrees.

Economists find themselves working in a range of related and unrelated sectors:

Business, Finance, Accountancy, the Civil Service, Management Consultancy, Retailing and Charities.

Further information

This subject works well with

Most other subjects, although we would not generally advise students to take both Economics and Applied Business.

It can complement other A Levels in the Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities and can lead to degree courses in any discipline.

Extra/Super curricular activities

Model United Nations

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hayesfield Girls' School and Mixed Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 November 2017

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