Why Should You Take This Course?
The Economics Course will provide you with an understanding of how markets work and need for government intervention due to market failure. You will also analyse how economic performance is measured and the judge the suitability of macroeconomic objectives and policy. Economics is a subject that is held in high esteem by universities. It is specifically listed in the advice provided by the Russell Group Universities in addition to their facilitating subjects as a subject that will ‘provide suitable preparation for entry to university’. Studying Economics will provide you with the opportunity to debate many contentious issues facing society, such as the payment of benefits to the unemployed and the question of whether increased immigration leads to a more affluent society.
There are many enrichment opportunities available to Economics students including, the Micro Tyco Ethical Investor Challenge, the Peter Jones Tycoon in Schools competition, the Institute of Charted Accountants Commercial Awareness seminars and the Institute for Financial Services Investor Challenge.
AS Year 1:
Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure
Theme 2: The UK economy - performance and policies
A2 Year 2:
Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market
Theme 4: A global perspective
How will I be assessed?
AS Economics is assessed through two exams, which includes multiple choice questions, data response questions and extended essay questions. A2 Economics is assessed through three exams.
Are there any special expenses?
There may be trips that will enrich the curriculum.
We strongly recommend that you buy the Course textbook to assist you with your independent study.
What could I do next?
A Level Economics provides the perfect platform to study the subject at degree level and then onto a range of careers, which could include, chartered accountant, financial risk analyst, investment analyst and of Course economist for either public, private or not-for-profit organisations.