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Economics at Poole Grammar School

Course description

AS:
The two units will cover the following areas of Economics: how markets operate to allocate resources in our society, and why it may be necessary for the government to intervene when the markets do not operate efficiently; the National Economy and the objectives of Government economic policy - economic growth, inflation, employment and international trade; applied economics and economic analysis to investigate the market for the environment.

A2:
The two units cover the following areas of Economics: the European Union; the theory of the Firm and the competitive nature of markets; Government policy and the National and International economy.

An interest in current affairs and in global issues provides the starting point for the study of this subject. Economics looks at the theories which provide an understanding of many of the contributory factors in current affairs - the tensions between aspirations, needs and resources, at individual, national and international levels. You will need to be interested in forming opinions on economic issues (e.g. desire for better services versus resistance to increased taxation) from wide background reading and research. This is a complex and challenging subject that rewards effective study skills.

Entry requirements

Places on AS Level courses can, subject to available places, normally be offered to applicants who meet the minimum course requirements. These are usually based on the applicant’s best 8 GCSE results, including English and Mathematics, with a minimum of 344 points, with an A* A or B grade in the subjects chosen - or a related discipline, namely B in Mathematics and B in English Language.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Poole Grammar School directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years

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