Economics AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School
It is an exciting time to study Economics. Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature.
Whether you are concerned with global warming or global trade, whether you are looking at the collapse of world financial markets or of your neighbour’s small business, you can’t get far without a knowledge of economics. The course aims to stimulate your interest in how economies work.
AS course content
3.1 Operation of markets and market failure
Students will be required to acquire knowledge and understanding of a selection of microeconomic models and to apply these to current problems and issues.
3.2 The national economy
Students will be required to use their microeconomic knowledge from unit 3.1 and apply it to show knowledge of the macroeconomy.
A level course content
This includes all AS content plus the following:
4.1 Individual, firms, markets and market failure
This builds on the microeconomics in unit 3.1 by studying the main market structures, the labour market and the distribution of wealth
4.2 The national and international economy
Students will develop their macroeconomic knowledge by studying financial markets, fiscal policy and supply side policies along with the international market.
5 x B grades including Maths and English
Unit 3.1: 90 minute exam worth 70 marks (50%)
Unit 3.2: 90 minute exam worth 70 marks (50%)
A Level Qualification
Unit 4.1: 2 hour exam worth 80 marks (33.3%)
Unit 4.2: 2 hour exam worth 80 marks (33.3%)
Economic principles and issues: 2 hour exam worth 80 marks (33.3%)
You will be equipping yourself for a very large variety of Economics related courses in Higher Education and/or opening the door to a wide number of career opportunities. Areas that you could specialise in after completing this A Level include the economic disciplines of transport, welfare, the environment, European developments, finance.
This course is a traditional A Level. It is an exam based subject which includes a mix of short answer and essay based questions. Students are also required to read around the subject.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.