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Economics at Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form Free School

Course description

ALevel Economics is a challenging subject that combines well with most subjects. It is very well respected by University admissions tutors as it provides an excellent indication of well-developed analytical ability.

The core study areas during A Level Economics are: Markets and Market Failure, The National Economy, Business Economics and the Distribution of Income The National and International Economy. Studying A Level economics will lead you to:

* develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider political and social environment

* analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it.

* develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful ‘economist’s mind’

* develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life

* apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real world phenomena A Level economics can be a complement to other A Levels in the Sciences, Social Sciences or Humanities.

Entry requirements

Our entry requirements are in-line with other local providers. To study with us you will need to have an average of at least 6 grade Bs at GCSE, (including grade B’s in any subjects that you wish to study at A level that you have already studied at GCSE.) We are aware that there may be special circumstances that mean that you won’t achieve this level of results. We do sometimes reduce this minimum standard under such conditions - please do get in touch.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sir Isaac Newton Sixth Form Free School directly.

Last updated date: 04 June 2014

Key information

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