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Economics A Level at De Aston School

Course description

A fundamental problem facing everyone is the Economic Problem - trying to satisfy unlimited wants with limited resources. Economists study how all decision-makers behave to try to make best use of resources – individuals, householders, firms, local government and national government. A study of such behaviour means that students will be able to understand and form opinions on many of the most important issues in life.

Think about what is in the news at the moment: rising fuel and food prices, falling house prices, the "credit crunch", child poverty, scrapping the 10% tax band, the impact of Globalisation on the world, all of these are integral to Economics.

Some parts of the course involve the use of numbers. Students who are particularly good at Maths would find opportunities to put those skills to good use in this subject.

Special Features: Participation in national competitions such as Shares4schools; training in critical thinking.


Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language. A vocational qualification will be considered as an equivalent to a GCSE qualification provided that at least a Level 2 Merit has been achieved on the examination element of that course.

Minimum of a grade B in Mathematics. Students with IGCSE equivalents in Mathematics will need to meet the grade B criteria.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Aston School directly.

Last updated date: 18 March 2015

Key information

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