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Economics A Level at Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre

Course description

What will I learn from studying Economics

  • How to develop an understanding of relevant economic concepts and theories and an ability toapply them to a range of real - world issues;
  • How to apply economic theories in a range of contemporary contexts and appreciate their valueand limitations in explaining real world phenomena;
  • How  to  acquire  the  ability  to  make  decisions  in  the  light  of  evaluation  and  management  of economic information;
  • An  awareness  that  economic  behaviour  can  be  studied  from  the  perspectives  of  a  range  of stakeholders including customers, managers, creditors, owners/shareholders, employees and society;
  • How to analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of citizens, businesses and governments.

Course content

In Year 12, students study 2 themes: introduction to markets and market failure; managing the economy. In Year 13, 2 more themes are studied: business behaviour and the labour market; a global perspective.

Entry requirements

If GCSE Economics has been studied, a grade C must have been achieved.


3 written exams.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cheltenham Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre directly.

Last updated date: 05 August 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2