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Economics A level at Hills Road Sixth Form College

Course description

Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature.

It is an exciting time to study economics. Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature. Whether you are concerned with global warming or global trade, whether you are concerned about the potential impacts of Brexit, whether you are looking at the collapse of world financial markets or the collapse of your neighbour’s small business, you can’t get far without a knowledge of economics.
This course aims to stimulate your interest in how economies work – at personal, national and global levels. A sample of the issues you will be encouraged to investigate are:

• What might be the impacts of Brexit upon the UK Economy?
• Why has the UK economy experienced both boom conditions and slumps in the past?
• What determines the level of UK interest rates? Is a strong pound desirable?
• Why are footballers paid more than nurses?
• What are the implications of a national minimum wage?
• Should the health service be provided by the state or the private sector?
• Do the activities of multinationals assist or hinder the development of poor countries?
• Why have African economies been slow to develop? Should we provide aid?

"Teachers always try to relate our topics to current situations making them relevant. Lessons are often interactive and you leave feeling as though you've accomplished lots in a short time." Hannah Smart


Entry requirements

What you will need to study A level Economics: GCSE grade 6 in English (Language or Literature) AND Mathematics.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your local Cambridgeshire Young Peoples' Service or school/college careers staff.

For further information, please consult the College prospectus on the

The closing date for applications is Thursday 10th January 2019.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 September 2018
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