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Economics A level at Edmonton County School

Course description

Trade and poverty. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions.

Course content

Theme 1: Introduction to markets & market failure. This gives a general introduction to the nature of economics and how prices are determined in the real world and what can be done when things go wrong with the price mechanism.

Theme 2: The UK Economy - Performance & Policies. This unit gives a general introduction to the key measures of economic performance which appear in our papers and on the news every day and what we can do to influence them

Theme 3: Business behaviour & the Labour Market. Looks at both of these operate and how the Govt can influence them.

Theme 4: A Global Perspective. Students will develop an understanding of economics, poverty and inequality, emerging and developing economies and the financial sector.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Economics GCSE or if never studied students should have a grade B in English and Mathematics GCSE.


Paper 1: Markets and Business Behaviour: Multiple choice questions with a short data response questions, worth 35%

Paper 2: The National and Global Economy: Multiple choice questions with a short data response questions, worth 35%

Paper 3: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics: Data response questions with a choice of extended open-response questions, worth 30%

Future opportunities

Economics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers.  You could find yourself working for big corporations, banks or the government but also it would be valuable in careers like journalism, law or marketing.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September