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Economics A Level at Beal High School

Course description

DETAILS OF THE COURSE – WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
The operation of markets and market failure
 Economic methodology and the economic problem
 Price determination in a competitive market
 Production, costs and revenue
 Competitive and concentrated markets
 The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets
 Labour market
 The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
The national economy in a global context
 The measurement of macroeconomic performance
 How the macroeconomy works : the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related
concepts
 Macroeconomic policy
 Financial markets and monetary policy
 Fiscal policy and supply-side policies
 The international economy

Future opportunities

Many Beal Economics students go on to university to study Economics in one form or another or a related degree like Business and Finance. Of course, a good A Level Economics grade counts towards other degree courses.

Further information

Previous Economics knowledge is not essential, but it if you don’t have a genuine interest in the world of business and Economics the subject may not be for you. You should be aware of current affairs and be prepared to read the Business and Economics sections of newspapers. You will enjoy Economics if you’re interested in the value of the Pound, the rate of interest charged by banks and government policy on jobs, the environment and poverty. You’ll have to write long essays and formulate and evaluate arguments, reaching informed conclusions.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Beal High School directly.

Last updated date: 05 October 2017
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Key information

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

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