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Economics A-Level at Abbeywood Community School

Course description

Economics is an academic subject that encompasses a wide range of skills from mathematics to essay writing. It is a new subject to most students therefore no prior knowledge is essential.

Course content

What will I study?

Economics looks at the choices individuals, businesses and nations make in response to limited resources.

It is a theoretical discipline which attempts to predict future market trends, to analyse the relative merits of different types of markets and to advise governments and international bodies about the likely effects of their economic policies upon individuals, industries and the whole economy.

During the course you will study both micro (small scale) and macro (global) economic systems.

How will I learn?

We focus on active learning. You will take part in group-work and presentations. A lot of your work will involve analysing case-studies and sharing ideas in discussion.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSE grades A*- C including English Language and Maths.


The course is assessed by examination only.

Future opportunities

The study of Economics is excellent preparation for those students wishing to take a degree in Economics, Finance, Geography, or for anyone considering a school leavers’ placement working within the finance industry

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2015

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