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Economics A Level at Fairfax School

Course description



Theme 1 you will learn about scarcity, choice, supply and demand, and the role of government in markets

Theme 2 introduces you to the wider economic environment and looks at life in the global economy.



Theme 3 you will build on theme 2 with more emphasis on the global economy specifically focussing on the impact of globalisation of firms

Theme 4 builds on theme 1 where you will explore market power, market failure and what can be done to correct these failures.


Entry requirements

The step up to the sixth form from Key Stage 4 provides an exciting challenge. It requires a successful academic record and a genuine interest and motivation in learning. We are proud of our reputation for being an inclusive sixth form with outstanding results. We work very hard with our prospective students to ensure they are enrolled in courses that are entirely appropriate to their abilities and interests.

Applicants will need to have at least a Grade 4 in English and Mathematics and an additional 3 GCSE grades A*-C

- There are also subject specific requirements which can be found in the Sixth Form prospectus. 
- Internal applicants who meet the minimum academic entrance requirements will be offered a place automatically (subject to individual subject requirements and availability of courses). 
- All successful applicants will be required to sign a sixth form code of conduct in recognition of the Academy’s expectations of sixth form students in terms of their behaviour, punctuality and attendance.

Fairfax students unlikely to meet these requirements should seek advice from their Head of Year, the school careers adviser or the Director of Sixth Form about possible options available to them.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 August 2017
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