Economics AS and A level at Eastbrook Comprehensive School
Economics aims to provide students with an understanding of key economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life. The syllabus requires the study of both National and International economies and policies adopted by governments to meet the key macroeconomic objectives. In today’s current climate this course provides students with the understanding required to analyse and evaluate the decisions of businesses and governments to gain a critical understanding of how businesses and the economy operate. In doing this, students will be required to apply the concepts and theories in a range of different contexts.
Year 12- AS Outline
Students are required to study the following units at AS:
Unit 1: Markets and Market Failure
Unit 2: The National Economy
Year 13- A2 Outline
Students who choose to continue studying Economics at A2 level will also study the following units:
Unit 3: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
Unit 4: The National and International Economy
Students wishing to study Economics should achieve B grades in Maths and English at GCSE level.
You will be required to work hard, meet all deadlines and carry out your own extra reading on the topics we study. You should be prepared to debate your opinions in class, and to get involved in all activities. Notes should be organised and supplemented with your wider reading where appropriate. It is also important that you have a lively and enquiring mind.
Assessment at AS level is through an examination for each unit, which combines Objective Test Questions and Data Response Questions. Each examination is one hour and 15 minutes in duration. A2 assessment is in the form of a two hour examination which requires the completion of a data response question and an essay for each unit.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Eastbrook Comprehensive School directly.