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A Level Economics at Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School

Course description

In GCE Economics you will study fascinating and fundamental concepts that affect our everyday lives, such as employment, unemployment, wealth, poverty, pollution, prices, international trade, recession, the credit crunch and the eurozone crisis. You will develop your own informed opinions on some of the most important issues in life, for example “Can pollution be controlled effectively?” “Why do bankers get paid so much?” “Why does poverty exist today?” and “Should governments interfere with markets?”

The AS course consists of two units of assessments:

AS Unit 1 – F 581 Markets in Action – Micro economics, studying what makes markets both efficient and fail Assessment – 1 ½ hour unseen paper.

AS Unit 2 – F582 the national and international economy – looking at national and international economic policies and problems. Assessment – 1 ½ hour unseen paper. The A2 course consists of two units of assessments:

A2 Unit 3 – F583 economics of Work and leisure – Understanding labour and leisure market concepts and choices. Assessment – 2 hour unseen paper.

A2 Unit 4 – F585 the global economy – Macro economic performance in national, regional and global contexts. 2 hour examination.

Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied economics at GCSE level. All students applying to do economics need a strong GCSE profile with at least seven passes including B grades or above in Maths and English Language.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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