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Economics at Harris Academy Falconwood

Course description

Year 12 ContentUnit 1: Markets in ActionThe first unit studied is a micro-economics unit called Markets in Action. It ensures candidates gain an appreciation of the allocation of resources, the market model and selected aspects of what makes markets efficient or sees them fail.Unit 2: The National and International EconomyThe second unit, The National and International Economy, sees candidates introduced to how levels of macro-economic activity are determined and also investigates key national and international economic indicators, policies and problems.Year 13 ContentYour options for A2 are either Economics of Work and Leisure or Transport Economics.The principal focus in Economics of Work and Leisure is on understanding and analysing labour market concepts and issues. Leisure industries are considered in terms of models of market structure and the way leisure needs can impact on the supply of labour.In Transport Economics the focus is on economic concepts and issues which are applied to a variety of transport contexts. Transport industries are considered in terms of models of market structure, particularly with a consideration of contestability.For A2 you must study The Global Economy. This unit provides the conceptual framework for the understanding, analysis, and evaluation of macro-economic performance in national, regional and global contexts. The key topics are comparative economic performance indicators and policies, trade and integration, development and sustainability and the economics of globalisation.

Entry requirements

Subject specific entry requirements may apply but as a minimum you should provide 7 GCSEs grades A* - C. Please see our website for full admissions criteria. Students require a grade B or above Maths and English GCSE, and, if it has been taken, a grade B or above in Economics GCSE

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harris Academy Falconwood directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years