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Economics A Level at Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School

Course description

Have you ever wondered what is the real meaning of the credit crunch ... or what the Chancellor George Osborne actually sets taxes for? We can show you. If you are interested in what makes the world go around ... economics could be the subject for you. 

Course content

AS -

 
Unit 1 - Microeconomics - Microeconomic theory; How competitive markets work; Market failures and government intervention (Examination, 50%)
Unit 2 - Macroeconomics - Macroeconomy functions on a domestic and global level; Policy approaches; Macroeconomic equilibrium (Examination, 50%)
 
A2 -
 
Unit 1 - Microeconomics - Microeconomic theory; Theoretical workings of the free market; Imperfections and market failures (Examination, 33.3%)
Unit 2 - Macroeconomics - Macroeconomy functions on a domestic and global level; Policy approaches; Changes in macroeconomics over time (Examination, 33.3%)
Unit 3 - Themes in Economics (Examination, 33.3%)

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a keen interest in current affairs and world events, as they will be expected to associate current news topics with the subject. A minimum of a grade B in GCSE Mathematics is required because of the data interpretation part of the course. A background in written based subjects may also be an asset.

Future opportunities

  • Follow the money - see how your money gets spent in today's economy
  • Who does the shopping? - see what we need and what we make, and how this drives the economy
  • How much should I get paid? - have a look at wages and how we determine who gets paid what
  • Money makes the world go around - see how money affects people all over the world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Accrington St Christopher's Church of England High School directly.

Last updated date: 24 March 2016
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