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A Level Economics at Bournemouth School for Girls

Course description

The course is made up of micro and macro economics and helps to understand and explain many events in the news. Microeconomics includes topics such as the impact of obesity and alcohol misuse on society.

Macroeconomics addresses a wide range of national and international issues for example, controlling the economy, government debt and the impact of economies such as China and India on the UK.

Course content

AS Level

Paper 1 -The Operation of Markets and Market Failure.

The Economic Problem. Price determination. Production, costs and revenue. Competitive and concentrated markets. Market failure and government intervention in markets.

Paper 2 - The national economy in a global context

The measurement of macroeconomic performance. How the economy works. Economic performance. Macroeconomic policy. 

A2 Level

Markets and Market Failure

Paper 1

Individual economic decision making. Perfect and imperfect markets and monopoly. The labour market. The distribution of income and wealth. Poverty and inequality.

National and International Economy 

Paper 2

Financial markets and monetary policy. Fiscal policy and supply – side policies. The International Economy.

Entry requirements

There are no prior learning requirements. The syllabus assumes no previous study of Economics but allows for a progression from GCSEs in this subject. Students need to achieve at least a B in Mathematics at GCSE.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bournemouth School for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2015
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