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Economics A level at Holy Family Catholic School

Course description

This subject aims to develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider political and social environment. Economics aims to develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful ‘economist’s mind’ and develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life. You will be asked to apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and appreciate their value and limitations in real world scenarios. You will learn to evaluate, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the UK economic system and the role of the government in maintaining economic stability.

Course content

Unit 1: Market and Market Failures.

Unit 2: National and International Economy.

Unit 3: Economics Principals and issues.


Unit 1: 2 hour written exam 33.3% of A level.

Unit 2: 2 hour written exam 33.3% of A level.

Unit 3: 2 hour written exam 33.3% of A level.

Future opportunities

Economics is well regarded by Universities as a rigorous A Level, because of the analytical skills that it teaches. Statistically, those students who do take a degree in Economics on average command higher starting salaries out of University, and are more likely to make it into the ‘elite’ graduate jobs in areas such as finance, accounting and business management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Holy Family Catholic School directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years