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Economics at Greenshaw High School

Course description

Studying economics will enable you understand the complex world of business, finance, UK and international government policy and some of the other fundamental forces that affect our lives. Our aim is to equip you with a concrete understanding of competing economic theories and models. You will gain the knowledge and skill necessary to analyse relevant issues and take part in interesting discussions. So when you watch the news and hear ‘house prices fall to a 15 year low’, or ‘the value of the pound fell by 2% against the dollar’, you will understand why, how, and the effect it will have on our economy. It is not necessary for you to have studied economics before.

Course content

Unit 1 – The operation of markets and market failure 11.
Unit 2 –The national economy in a global context
Unit 3 – Individuals, firms, markets and market failure.
Unit 4 – The national and international economy.

Entry requirements

Grade B or higher in GCSE English Language or English Literature and a grade B or higher in mathematics.


Three end of course exams.

Future opportunities

Economist, analyst, researcher or adviser to the government, journalism, law, accountancy, management or the financial sector.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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