Economics A level **FEES PAYABLE** at Acorn Independent College
If you want to understand the way the modern world works, you need to understand economics. Economics underpins practically every issue you will hear or read about in the news agendas, sometimes the presence of the subject is obvious, sometimes more subtly, but always present.
A Level Economics students will learn the fundamentals of microeconomics and macroeconomics, including supply and demand, market behaviour, and the allocation of resources.
The course is well suited to strong mathematicians, but there is a substantial reading and writing component, so students should also be good users of English.
Although details of previous school reports and examination results may be considered, previous academic achievements are not our only criteria. At Acorn House, we value eagerness to learn and willingness to work hard. After discussing possible courses, an offer of a place is made if the student’s aims appear to be compatible with those of the College.
The skills developed will prepare students for a range of different degree programmes and careers, but principally, the subject is suitable for students who wish to prepare for careers in the financial sector.
The Two-year programme is designed for students who have completed their GCSE courses. Most students will study four AS subjects in their first year, and three of these subjects at A2 in the second year.
The One-Year Fast-Track A Level programme runs from September to June and offers an intensive approach to the student’s chosen subject. This one-year focused approach can be useful for those who have studied AS Levels or A Levels elsewhere but may not have achieved their desired grade and wish to retake their exams.
Our 18 Month A Level course option begins in January. It is particularly suited to students who are wishing to retake the full 2-year A Level course, but who were unable to begin in September, or who wish to move schools following a term in Lower Sixth elsewhere. The first year’s worth of modules for the A Level course will be condensed into the Spring and Summer terms in Lower Sixth, ending in June. Students will then be able to complete their final year of A Level study in the ordinary calendar structure, from September to June.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Acorn Independent College directly.