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Economics A Level at St Paul's Catholic School

Course description

Economics attempts to explain the way the world works. There are competing views and you need to choose the best explanation to fit the facts. Economics is about making choices that affect people and their well-being, and is constantly in the news.

Course content

Course content and assessment

 Students are encouraged to conduct research on current issues and present their findings in a variety of forms.

 Students show their understanding in a variety of ways - essays, data response, multiple choice and detailed case studies.

 The Economics Department makes full and regular use of the Internet to explore the constantly evolving International Economic situation.

Entry requirements

As this is a new subject to all students, anyone who has achieved 5 A*-C GCSE grades or their equivalent can choose Economics, preferably including C grades in English and Mathematics.


Paper 1: Markets and Market Failure (Data response and essay assessment)

Paper 2: National and International economy (Data response and essay assessment)

Paper 3: Economic principles and issues (Case Study and multiple choice assessment)

Future opportunities

A-level Economics develops many key skills. It can be used in Human Resource Management, Accountancy, Finance etc. Economics combines equally well with Sciences, Languages or Arts subjects.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Paul's Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 10 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years