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Economics AS/A2 Level at Alexandra Park School

Course description

The overall aim of the course is to enable students to:

  • Develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life
  •  Apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real-world phenomena
  •  Analyse and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it


Course content

The AS GCE forms 50% of the assessment weighting of the full Advanced GCE. AS GCE is assessed at a standard between GCSE an d Advanced GCE and can be taken as a standalone qualification or as the first part of the full Advanced GCE course.

Assessment is by means of 2 units of assessment for AS GCE and 5 units of assessment for Advanced GCE.

Entry requirements

Students entering the Economics course should have achieved Grade B or above in GCSE English and GCSE Maths, plus GCSEs of Grade C or above in at least three other subjects. Students who have studied Business Studies at GCSE level are required to have achieved at least a grade B.


Future opportunities

The Economics course is designed to offer students the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding that will prepare them for entry into employment, or self-employment in a wide range of business environments. Students can also progress to further qualifications, including HND or degree level courses.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Alexandra Park School directly.

Last updated date: 21 October 2016
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    • Alexandra Park School is a thriving and dynamic school which boasts excellent examination results and an outstanding curriculum experience in both the main school and the sixth form. The school is situated on a beautiful five-acre site adjacent to Durnsford Park within sight of Alexandra Palace. The school was opened in 1999 with the aim of creating a great comprehensive school at the heart of the community. We have become that great local school offering top-class education alongside a wealth of opportunities.