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Economics A Level at Newlands Girls' School

Course description

It is often said that we live in a global village. The world’s resources are finite; there are only limited amounts of land, water, oil, food and other resources on this planet. Economists therefore say that resources are scarce but wants are infinite. It is this which gives rise to the basic economic problem and which forces economic agents including consumers, businesses, governments, banks and so on, to make choices. Economics is the study of such choices and how efficiently they can be made.

Course content

A Level Economics allows you to acquire knowledge and understanding of both Micro (individual markets) and Macroeconomic (the whole economy) models, and apply these to current problems and issues. You will learn about the performance of the UK Economy over recent years and also understand the influence of European Union membership and the international economy. You will develop your understanding of different markets and market failure. You should expect a challenging yet stimulating course of study in which you will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to diverse economic models, issues and methods of enquiry.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements are a grade C minimum in both English Language GCSE and English Literature GCSE.


Year 12 AS: Component 1: 50% ‘Love through the Ages’: Shakespeare and Poetry. 1 hour 30 minutes written exam.
Component 2: 50% ‘Love through the Ages’: Prose texts. 1 hour 30 minutes written exam.
Year 13 A Level: Component 1: 40% ‘Love through the Ages’. 3 hour written exam.
Component 2: 40% Texts in Shared Contexts. 2 hours 30 minutes written exam.
Component 3: 20% Non-exam assessment (coursework): ‘Texts across Time’ one extended comparative essay on two texts to include one written pre-1900. Word count 2,500.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newlands Girls' School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years