Economics at The Grange School
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
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.
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.