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Economics at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford - A Selective Academy

Course description

In the first year you will find out why economic choices have
to be made, by looking at the market model, analysing how
markets can be efficient and also how they can fail. You
will then go on to study how the level of macroeconomic
activity is determined and also to understand the key
macroeconomic indicators, problems and policies that are
used within the UK economy.
In the second year of the course you will progress onto
more challenging topics of economic debate which
includes the economic concepts and theories that help
economists to understand and analyse labour market
issues. You will consider leisure industries in terms of models
of market structure and the ways in which leisure needs
have a bearing upon the demand and supply of labour.
In the final module of the A2 year you will consider the
causes and consequences of economic growth in:
developed economies, such as the UK; regional blocs such
as the EU; developing economies and the wider global
economy. Each year you will be examined in the summer
and there is no coursework element to this subject.

Entry requirements

To enter the Sixth Form, pupils should normally have achieved a minimum of 8 GCSE passes including English and Mathematics at grade C or above. For A level study, students should usually have a grade A or above (and at least a B) in the subjects they wish to study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Queen Elizabeth's Grammar Alford - A Selective Academy directly.

Last updated date: 15 July 2014

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years