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Economics A Level at The Cherwell School

Course description

Economics will give you a real understanding of the main economic issues in the UK today. You will need to be able to express your thoughts clearly in written work and there will be some diagrams to get to grips with; but this course is fully accessible whatever other A levels you may wish to pursue.

You will look at individual issues such as housing market failure, energy bills, the banking crisis, green taxes, global poverty and why different people get paid different wages. You will also look at the economy as a whole in thinking about the Euro, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, globalization and government tax and spending.

This course will improve your mind and open up wide career opportunities. It will prepare students planning to progress to undergraduate study at a UK higher education establishment, particularly (although not only) in the same subject area.

Course content

Taught lessons will focus on applied economics with up-to-date examples. A keen interest in current affairs is essential for the research work you will do.

Written work will consist of essays, data response and multiple choice questions. Practical knowledge will be gained through speakers and participation in the Bank of England’s national competition.

Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessments and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies. To enable this, we run an economics club, enter competitions, host guest speakers and above all, encourage debate.

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have achieved grade 5 or above in both English language and mathematics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Cherwell School directly.

Last updated date: 17 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years