Economics A Level *FEES PAYABLE* at Eastbourne College
You should consider choosing Economics if you have a real interest in current affairs and social and political issues. It is a disciplined, theoretical subject. It suits those who prefer methodical approaches to problems and are not shy of dealing with numerical data such as graphs and tables. Economics combines well with a range of science and arts subjects and leads to university courses like Law, Accounting, Politics and, of course, Economics.
The Economics course requires reasonable proficiency in Mathematics. It is recommended that students wanting to study Economics have at least an ‘A’ grade at GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent). For further information please contact Mr Bowmer.
Two written papers are sat to achieve an AS level. There is one paper titled Markets in Action, which covers micro-economics and concerns the allocation of resources, market efficiency and government intervention. The other paper is titled The National and International Economy, which covers macro-economics and includes the study of key national and international economic indicators, policies and problems. The papers will be based around some case-study material (text, data and graphs), with a number of stepped compulsory questions, culminating in a mini essay. Both papers are one and a half hours long and will be sat at the end of the Lower Sixth year.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbourne College directly.