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Economics at Palmer's College

Course description

Economics is at the heart of what drives many decisions in our modern world. Economics is the study of how an economy operates and how individuals and firms make economic decisions. It looks at the use of the world’s resources and gives you an understanding of the causes and consequences of inflation, unemployment and balance of payment deficits. It considers levels of taxation, whether government spending should be raised or lowered, the effects of changes in interest rates and the consequences and solutions of economic development on individuals, societies and the environment. If you want to learn about the functioning of the UK economy and the global economic system, you will enjoy this subject.


Course content

You will study a range of topics including:

  • How markets work
  • Market failure
  • Business Economics
  • Managing the UK economy
  • Global Economy

Entry requirements

Minimum of four Cs and two Bs at GCSE which must include Maths grade C, but grade B preferred, and English grade C.

Future opportunities

This course is suitable for higher education in Economics or related subjects such as Accountancy, Finance, Management or Business. Students are also able to progress to work based training or employment in financial institutions or other banking, accounts or management related careers. Economics graduates often work within the following sectors: accountancy, banking, finance and related professions.

Further information

More information is available from the College website.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Palmer's College directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2015
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    • We are a specialist sixth form college providing post-16 education in South Essex to over 2000 students. Palmer's College is a warm and welcoming college and offers a fantastic team of teaching and support staff alongside superb new facilities.  The College has spent an impressive £4.2 million to improve its student facilities over the past three years.

      There is a place for everyone at Palmer’s – our students are treated like adults, make great friends and achieve success in A-levels, BTEC and secretarial courses.