Economics is an ideal subject for 16-19 year olds who enjoy debating economic issues such as inequality, immigration and how we should pay for healthcare. It is also appropriate for students who are interested in using and interpreting data to analyse economic problems, discuss alternative courses of action and keep up to date with national/ international trends.
General Qualifications: For 3 A Level subjects you require between 5 and 6 GCSEs grade A*-C (8/9-4/5) in academic subjects, taken at one sitting. Specifically for Economics you need a B grade, or a grade 6 in a either GCSE English or GCSE Maths
Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. An economic way of thinking can help you make better choices. In Theme 1 and Theme 2 students will be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail. Students will also consider the role of government and the UK economy. In Theme 3 and Theme 4 students will explore how businesses grow and compete, the labour market and how the government intervenes to make markets work better. Students will also explore international trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and developing economies, and the public finances. Students will also have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.
Assessment will be by examination.
On successful completion of this course, you will achieve an A Level in Economics. Other A Level subjects that fit with this include mathematics, business, law, psychology, history and sociology.
Please complete an application form and return it to the College, either online, by post or in person at the Wood Street Campus. References will be required from your previous educational establishment.
Yes, you will need to meet with a member of staff for an interview.
You will be expected to buy textbooks.
To apply or enrol for this course you must first create an account with the College. This is a simple process that should not take more than a few minutes.
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