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A Level Economics at Swakeleys School for Girls

Course description

Economics is about money: how people earn, spend and save it; how do businesses make money; why does the government take so much from us in taxes but never seem to have enough to spend on hospitals? Economics describes and analyses the situations above and provides answers to problems. It focuses on the world economy not just Britain, and looks at current problems facing governments, businesses and individuals. It is important to be interested and aware of current affairs. We expect you to read a quality newspaper. The examination requires you to be competent at handling figures, statistics and also able to use and respond to economic data.

Course content

Theme 1 – Introduction to markets and market failure

Theme 2 – The UK economyperformance and policies

Theme 3 – Business behaviour and the labour market

Theme 4 – The Global perspective

Entry requirements

Most students taking Economics have never studied it before. Some aspects of the subject are mathematical and students must have at least grade B in GCSE Maths. There is a component of extended writing both at AS and A2 so GCSE a grade B in English is also a minimum requirement.

Future opportunities

Economics fits well with Maths, Sciences, Geography and Language combinations. Many students take the subject further to degree level at university and then follow a career in accountancy, business, management, finance, law or even teaching.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 June 2015

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