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Economics AS Level at Thomas Mills High School

Course description

Economics is a subject about the fundamental forces which affect peoples’ lives such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Students will learn about so me of the theories economists have constructed to explain these issues. Students will discuss and debate questions such as ‘are house prices too high?’, and ‘how are we affected by China’s economy?’. A-Level Economics involves skills in logical analysis, research and

Course content

There are 2 units at AS, which are:
The operation of markets and market failure.
Learning about price determination, the economic problem, the market mechanism, market failure and government intervention.
The national economy in a global context.
Learning about how to measure macroeconomic performance, circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, macroeconomic policy.

Entry requirements

We expect economics students to have performed very well at GCSE and have an interest
in topical issues. A mathematical and analytical mind are well suited to success in this course.


Throughout the course we will set assessments to check your progress. At the end of the AS year and A-Level year you will sit formal exams. At AS you have 2 90-minute exams.

At A-Level you will have 3 2 hour exams.

Future opportunities

Economics combines well with mathematics, politics, geography and history, but can be taken with most subjects at A-Level. Economics A-Level is a good preparation for studying economics at university, and also for studying business, finance, law and politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Mills High School directly.

Last updated date: 06 November 2017
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