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Economics at Maltby Academy

Course description

A Level students develop their knowledge of macroeconomics, economic concepts and theories in greater depth. Macroeconomic issues include: "Why does the government have an inflation rate target? and "How are we affected by the Chinese and Indian economies?" This course is ideal for anyone with an interest in current affairs or politics.

Econimcs is a Gold Star subject. The fact that you do not need A level Economics to do an Economic degree stops it being a facilitating subject. Doing an A level will get you ahead of the crowd. It allows you to understand the world around you, from individuals to international firms and markets. It is a fascinating subject which brings together theory and reality in an exciting and remarkable way.

Course content

What is included?

  • Markets and Market Failure
  • Price determination in competitive markets
  • The measurement of macroeconomic performance
  • Financial markets and monetary policy
  • Fiscal policy and supply-side policy
  • The international economy

Entry requirements

5 A*-C GCSE grades including English & Maths at grade 6+

You are recommended to take a Level 3 Mathematics qualification alongside this course


3 exams at the end of year 2

No coursework

A range of assessment exam methods:

  • Data response questions from a choice of contexts
  • Multi choice questions
  • Case Study questions
  • Essay questions

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Future opportunities

Economics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers such as journalist, entrepreneur, accountant, manager.

Not only could you find yourself working for big corporations, banks or the Government, your qualification in Economics could also be a valuable support in a career like marketing, law, journalism or teaching. It is a great subject for intelligent people who want to be informed on current affairs.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact Mr Strafford at Maltby Academy

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 10 January 2017

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