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Economics AS/A Level at The Maelor School

Course description

Economics looks at key issues facing us today, including government policy, inflation, unemployment, poverty and pollution. It is a social science which means it is concerned with the study of human behaviour. Economists develop theories about the economy and then assess the accuracy and usefulness of those theories by studying what is happening in the world around them.
Economics can be split into two distinct areas: microeconomics, which is the study of markets and the behaviour of the customer and businesses and macroeconomics which is concerned with the study of the whole economy. During the course, you will follow current economic developments in the UK and around the world and consider their issues and problems
The study of Economics can lead to a wide variety of careers in many different business sectors such as banking, government and other international organisations. It is also useful when applying for careers in areas such as accountancy, finance, marketing, and journalism. It also combines well with other subjects including Maths.

Entry requirements

5A*-C at GCSE in at least four different subjects, including English Language and Maths (higher tier)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 December 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September