At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-5, including English at grade 4 or above and a 6 in Maths.
Why Should You Take This Course?
This course will provide you with an understanding of how markets work and the need for government intervention due to market failure. You will also analyse how economic performance is measured and judge the suitability of macroeconomic objectives and policy. 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 opportunities available to Economics students including, the MicroLoan Foundation’s ‘Start Something’ Challenge, the Royal Economics Society’s Young Enterprise of the Year competition, the Institute of Charted Accountants Commercial Awareness seminars and the Bank of England and the Financial Times Economics blog competition.
How will I be assessed?
Economics is assessed through three exams which include data response questions and extended essay questions.
Are there any special expenses?
There may be trips that will enrich the curriculum.
What could I do next?
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.
If you wish to apply for 2021-2022 academic year, please complete the online application form.