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Economics A level at The Ecclesbourne School

Course description

The economy is the backbone of society and the importance of economists has become ever more apparent in recent years. Ever wonder why food costs rise when oil prices spike? Or why the subprime mortgage crisis in the US led to the credit crunch in the UK? Studying Economics can help you to understand questions like these.

At AS you will study two units. Unit 1, ‘The Markets in Action’ allows you to study market failure and government intervention, competitive markets and how they work, and the reasons why individuals, organisations and societies have to make economic choices. Unit 2 ‘The National and International Economy’ deals with the interaction between aggregate demand and supply, government economic policy objectives and the application of macroeconomic policy.

At A2 you will study a further two units. Unit 3, ‘The Economics of Work and Leisure’ explores the nature of work and leisure trends in employment and earnings, labour demand, supply and wage determination and market failure. In Unit 4, ‘The Global Economy’ you will study macroeconomic performance, trade and integration, development and sustainability and the economics of globalisation.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs A*-C

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Ecclesbourne School directly.

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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