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Economics A Level at South Cheshire College

Course description

What can we do about childhood obesity? Why do we need to worry about the UK’s £1 trillion of national debt? If you’ve ever wondered about why footballers get paid more than nurses, or what caused the financial crisis, then Economics is for you. Economics relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals to the structures created by governments and firms. In a nutshell - Economics will help you to understand how the world works.

Course content

Economics is concerned with the key issues facing us today, including globalisation, pollution and poverty. You will study issues such as unemployment, pollution, demand and supply, banking and finance, business economics, and the difficult decisions the UK Government faces when it attempts to steer the economy in a chosen direction. Why study Economics? You will learn to understand the world around us; it’s current, it’s about the modern world, it’s about how we behave, how businesses behave and how the government behaves. Economics links well with most subjects especially subjects like Maths, Psychology, Geography, Government and Politics, and Philosophy. The course is considered to be a ‘gold standard’ – an academic course that is well respected and liked by universities. What else can you do on the course? You will have the opportunity to take part in the national Student Investor competition, and residential visits to London and New York.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2 GCSEs grade B and 3 grades C, including grade C in English Language and a grade B in in Maths. Economics requires a clear mind, an ability to think and analyse logically and excellent English skills.

Future opportunities

Studying A level Economics enables students to progress to university and opens doors to a wide ranges of career opportunities including finance, marketing, politics and careers in planning and the public sector.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 17 August 2016

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    • South Cheshire College is situated in Dane Bank Avenue, Crewe and is ideally positioned for easy access. It is on major bus routes and is less than a 15 minute walk from the mainline railway station in Crewe. Junctions 16 and 17 of the M6 motorway are both only a 15 minute drive away and Manchester International airport is just 45 minutes away by rail or road.