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Economics A at Heston Community School

Course description

Economics A is the right subject for you if you enjoy: debating economic issues such as: inequality, immigration and how we should pay for healthcare, using and interpreting data to analyse economic problems, discussing alternative courses of action and keeping up to date with national and international trends.

Course content

In Theme 1 and Theme 2 you will study the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail. In Theme 3 and Theme 4 you will explore how businesses grow and compete, the labour market and how the government intervenes to make markets work better. You will also explore international trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and developing economies, and the public finances. You will also have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.

Entry requirements

You must have achieved a Grade 5 in English and Mathematics and an Attainment 8 GCSE score of 46 in the remaining subjects. In addition to this minimum entry requirement, it is preferable for students to have achieved at least GCSE Grade 6 in any subject that they intend to study at A level.


Duration:  2 years               Board:  Edexcel              Assessment:  Examination

Future opportunities

Higher Education courses in Economics, Accountancy, Law, Politics, Actuarial Science and Business and Careers in Banking, Finance, Risk Management, Insurance and Consultancy.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, ask your Career's Adviser or get in contact with us.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Heston Community School directly.

Last updated date: 20 November 2017
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