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Economics A-Level at Churchill Academy and Sixth Form

Course description

Economics at A Level is a rigorous, highly respected subject, it is not essential to have studied Economics at GCSE. An interest in the UK and global economy is vital. With Economic issues top of the agenda in the UK, EU and the wider world, it is an exciting time to be studying this subject, with daily news items of interest. We cover both micro economics (individual markets such as oil) and macro economics (the national economy). You will learn to analyse and evaluate topics such as market forces, competition, the power of large companies, labour markets, externalities, behavioural economics, economic growth, unemployment, inflation, financial markets, Europe and globalisation.

Course content

Topics/areas covered in Yr 12 & 13:

  • Individuals, firms, markets and market failure:
  • Economic methodology and the economic problem
  • Individual economic decision making
  • Price determination in a competitive market
  • Production, costs and revenue
  • Competitive and concentrated markets
  • The labour market
  • The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
  • The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets
  • The national and international economy:
  • The measurement of macroeconomic performance
  • How the macro-economy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts
  • Economic performance
  • Financial markets and monetary policy
  • Fiscal and supply-side policies
  • The international economy

Entry requirements

5 A* - C at GCSE

B grade in GCSE Maths

Future opportunities

Economics provides a strong grounding for the following professions:

  • Economist
  • Management consultant
  • Accountant
  • Financial and banking sector executive
  • Teacher
  • Politician
  • Market analyst
  • Journalist

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Churchill Academy and Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

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