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Economics AS/A2 Level at Barnhill Community High School

Course description

At AS and A2 level, the teaching of the course is split into microeconomics and macroeconomics, although these areas are jointly examined.

Course content

Microeconomics at AS Level examines the role of markets in the distribution of resources, goods and services, and also why markets may fail or work inefficiently. In macroeconomics, the course takes a broad look at the wider UK economy, with a deep analysis of the effectiveness of various policy tools that include adjusting interest rates, changing tax rates and altering public spending.

The A2 course and examinations follow a similar pattern to those at AS, although the focus is on the wider global economy. In microeconomics, there is a heavy emphasis on business economics. There is a strong graphical element to this part of the course, and more maths than at AS. In macroeconomics, there is an increased on focus on international trade and development, as well as greater emphasis on the mechanics of measuring economic variables such as inflation and unemployment.

Entry requirements

B grade average (grade 6 average in English and Mathematics)

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Barnhill Community High School directly.

Last updated date: 31 October 2017
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