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Economics AS/A Level at Godalming College

Course description

The subject is normally divided into microeconomics and macroeconomics, both of which involve debate on areas of current affairs.

Microeconomics looks at problems as they affect individuals and companies. What do we spend our money on? Are students entitled to the Minimum Wage? Why are nurses and teachers so poorly paid? What can be done to reduce carbon emissions?

Macroeconomics looks at the big economic issues facing the government.

How can we reduce high levels of unemployment ?

How much of a problem is Government Borrowing?

What is the best role for the Bank of England ?

What is the future of the Eurozone?

What can we do to take advantage of the growing Chinese economy?

You will also study the Stock Market and the Foreign Exchange Market and the factors that cause them to rise and fall.

Course assessment: External exams

Entry requirements

Grade C in English and a Grade B in Maths. You should also have an interest in current affairs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Godalming College directly.

Last updated date: 07 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years