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Economics A Level at Harlington Upper School

Course description

Course Outline:


A Level Economics covers 14 topics at A Level:
• Economic methodology and the economic problem.
• Individual economic decision making.
• Price determination in a competitive market.
• Product, cost and revenue.
• Perfect competition.
• The labour market.
• The distribution of income and wealth.
• The market mechanism.
• The measurement of macroeconomic performance.
• Data - How the macroeconomy works.
• Economic performance.
• Financial markets and monetary policy.
• Fiscal policy and supply side policies.
• The international economy.

A Level ( 1 - 14 above)
Paper 1 1 – 8 above (120 minute exam) 80 marks 33.3% of final grade
• Data response and essay questions.
Paper 2 9 – 14 above (120 minute exam) 80 marks 33.3% of final grade
• Data response and essay questions.
Paper 3 (120 minute exam) 100 marks 33.3% of final grade
Multiple choice and case study questions.

Entry requirements

GCSE 5 in Mathematics and GCSE Grade 4 in English

Further information

Learning strategies (include variety of lesson delivery and expectations of study)

• Investigations
• Case studies
• Decision making, role plays and data analysis
• Group discussions
• Learning diagrams and key terms
• Regular multiple choice tests and practice questions
• Applying economic theory
• Investigating and discussing what is happening globally
• Visits

Students are expected to be studying outside the classroom (5 hours per week minimum), reading around the subject and keeping up to date with current events, business and economic news.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harlington Upper School directly.

Last updated date: 02 November 2017
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Key information

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

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