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Economics A Level at Caroline Chisholm School

Course description

AS Level
Students will learn about economic methodology and the economic problem. They will study price determination in a competitive market alongside production, costs and revenue. We will look at competitive and concentrated markets, as well as the market mechanism, market failure and government intervention. Finally, we will consider macro‐economic performance and how the macro economy works, including the macroeconomic variables of the Balance of Payments, Inflation, Growth (GDP) and Employment.
A Level
The A Level course comprises all of the elements of the AS course. In addition, students will then go on to explore perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly, as well as the labour market. We will explore the distribution of income and wealth and inequality, as well as financial markets, monetary policy and fiscal policy. Finally, students will consider the international economy.


Entry requirements

GCSE English Language or Literature: Grade 6 is required
GCSE Mathematics: Grade 6 is required
Students do not need to have studied GCSE Economics, Business or a Business‐related course. Students who have studied Business at GCSE level should have achieved Grade B in the A293 exam component.



Teaching will comprise a range of whole class discussion, video input, small group debate and extensive research opportunities.
Students who also study Geography will benefit from the strong links between these two subjects, particularly at A Level.

Future opportunities

Economics is recognized by Higher and Further Education providers and valued by employers. Related careers include accountancy, banking and a wide range of financial sector opportunities. If you wish to study Economics at degree level, you may find that many universities require you to have studied Maths to A level. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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