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Economics A Level at The Holt School

Course description

heme 1: Introduction to markets
1. Introduction to markets and market failure (microeconomics)
 Nature of economics
 How markets work
 Market failure
 Government intervention
2. The UK economy - performance and policies (macroeconomics
 Measures of economic performance
 Aggregate demand and Aggregate supply
 National income
 Economic growth
 Macroeconomics objectives and policy
3. Business behaviour and the labour market (microeconomics)
 Business growth
 Business objectives
 Costs, revenue and profit
 Market structures
 Labour market
 Government intervention
4. A global perspective (macroeconomics)
 International economics
 Poverty and inequality
 Emerging and developing economies
 The financial sector
 The role of the state in the macroeconomy
There are 3 units for this A level: Unit 1 examines themes 1 and 3 (microeconomics), Unit 2 examines
themes 2 and 4 (macroeconomics) and unit 3 examines all 4 themes. Units 1 and 2 are each worth
35% and unit 3 is worth 30% of the A level.
AS Economics
There is also an AS available in business studies but it is a separate qualification and will not count
towards the A level. The subject content is themes 1 and 2 and it is examined in two units which are
both worth 50% of the qualification

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades including at least a B grade in maths. (Economics A level is open to anyone regardless of whether or not they have studied GCSE).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Holt School directly.

Last updated date: 26 November 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years