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Economics A level at Charters School

Course description

Economic forces have a major influence on the personal and working lives of all of us.  Governments are preoccupied with economic affairs and businesses are affected by the economic environment.  Economics is an applied subject and theory will be taught in the context of developments in the U.K. economy and will include the U.K.'s relationship with Europe and the rest of the world.  You will be introduced to a range of current economic issues.  These include consideration of important questions such as: Should the UK adopt the Euro?  What are the consequences of privatisation?  Why has the Bank of England increased interest rates?  How can government policy help the environment?  What should be done about road congestion and transport?  These and many other vital and interesting questions will be considered during the course. 

Course content

Unit 1: Markets and market failure; Unit 2: The national and international economy; Unit 3: Economic principles and issues.

Entry requirements

Economics is a subject which most students choose for the first time.  It is NOT necessary to have studied either Economics or Business Studies at GCSE but you do need to have a good command of English and to be numerate. Specific grade levels are listed in our entry requirements in the Sixth Form section of our website. 



Future opportunities

Students can choose to do a degree in Economics.  Economists study trends and solve problems relating to the economy.  Their work can touch on almost any aspect of economic and social policy.  Government bodies, financial institutions and major businesses all rely on economists’ forecasts to help them plan future activities.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 22 January 2018

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