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Economics at Shrewsbury Sixth Form College

Course description

Economics is central to solving everyday problems experienced by households, firms and government. Why do we buy the things that we do and what are we trying to achieve? How do firms decide on prices; why do some firms charge more than others? Why is there so much concern over the price of oil? How much should people be paid for the work they do; what are the most appropriate levels of taxation? What will be the impact of the recent change in tax band from 50% to 45%? How, in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and economic slowdown, will the recent and dramatic cutbacks in government spending affect growth in the real economy?

Economists explore all of these issues through the related theory and diagrams, which are then further applied to predict future behaviour and outcomes.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at C grade or above including Mathematics and English Language.

A genuine interest in why economic events happen and a willingness to follow current affairs.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shrewsbury Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 06 July 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years