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Economics AS & A Level at Brine Leas School

Course description

Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. An economist is an expert in the social science of economics. Economists are the experts that analyse the economic conditions that affect business and consumers and then advise certain institutions, for e.g. the government, banks and the oil industry.

Course content

Following this course will enable you to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and encourages you to think as an economist. This course is designed to:

  • appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment;
  • develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts;
  • help students to use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and an ability to think as an economist;
  • develop in students the skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

Are you interested and want to know and learn more about the recent recession or whether the government should introduce a minimum price per unit of alcohol? Have you a keen interest in current affairs; a desire to become more closely acquainted with the problems facing the country? If your answer is yes, then this course may suit you.

Entry requirements

It is essential that students achieve a Grade C or above at GCSE Level Mathematics and English Language.

Assessment

Unit 1: Competitive Markets – How they work and why they fall

  • 50% of total AS/25% of total A Level marks
  • Examination. Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 2: Managing the Economy

  • 50% of total AS/25% of total A Level marks
  • Examination. Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 3: Business Economics and Economic efficiency

  • 20% of total A level marks
  • Examination. Length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Unit 4: The Global Economy

  • 30% of total A level marks
  • Examination. Length: 2 hours

Future opportunities

University courses in Economics, Business, Law, Politics or as part of joint degree programmes (e.g. with a language).

Government, Banks, Industry, Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Brine Leas School directly.

Last updated date: 04 October 2016

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