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Economics at The Grange School

Course description

The Economics course offers the student the chance

to explain how a modern society works. It offers the

chance to study how individuals make choices, how

governments can affect those choices and how one

country interacts with others in what is now a global

economy. It will enable the student to explain why

some market systems work and why some fail.

You will be able to debate issues ranging from The Single Currency to Road Pricing

as well as a wide range of other issues. You will also understand why homeowners

cringe when interest rates go up but be able to comfort them with valid reasons for

the increase!

In short you will develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories

through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions

that affect everyday life. You will be able to apply economic concepts and theories to

a wide range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining

real-world phenomena. This course will also develop skills to enable you to

participate effectively in society as a citizen, producer and consumer.

Entry requirements

Our standard academic entry requirements

into the Sixth Form at The Grange School are:

¬ Students should secure Grade A or A* in the

four or five subjects to be studied at AS level;

¬ Where the subject is not offered at GCSE

(e.g. Philosophy), we would expect to see

evidence of Grade A or A* in related subjects;

¬ These results should be accompanied with

four other GCSEs at Grade B or above which

should include English and Mathematics if

they are not one of the chosen AS subjects;

¬ Any remaining GCSE examination results

should be at Grade C or above.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 September 2014

Key information

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