Level: 3 | Duration: 2 Years | Details: September | Exam Board: AQA
Please note all of our A Level courses must be studied as part of a full time A Level programme. You will choose 3 A level subjects to study over two years.
What is this course about?
Economics looks at an important target in all our lives how to get resources (or money!) and how to use them (or spend it!). It examines this question from the point of view of individuals who get money mostly from working or from benefits, and from the view of society where the government taxes us and spends the money on our behalf. You will look at many issues that will affect you in your life, economics is all around you.
A minimum of 3 x 5’s and 2 x 4’s at GCSE including a Grade 5 in English Language, Grade 5 in Maths and a Grade 5 in another written subject.
What will this course lead on to?
Economics is suitable for a wide range of careers from working as an economist, to investment banking, to research. It provides students with a wide ranging skill base and the analytical skills and ability to understand complex concepts which makes it an excellent subject to study if you are looking to apply to a top university.
What will I learn on this course?
Brief description of Unit 1: This is a micro-economics unit which looks at how resources are allocated in different economic systems; the market mechanism/supply and demand theory and what makes markets efficient or leads them to fail.
Brief description of Unit 2: This unit looks at government policy objectives and key economic indicators, such as inflation, unemployment and the exchange rate and how they can create issues in an economy. It helps students to understand why the government makes certain policy decisions and why the economy can do well or go into a period of recession.
Alongside A Level Economics, students can take part in competitions like “Make your Mark”, essay competitions where students can win iPods or laptops, advising the Chancellor on economic policy and competitions run by the Bank of England. This will bring out your analytical skills which will help you get the top grades in Economics. Visit to the Houses of Parliament.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed throughout the course with regular homework and tests to ensure thorough understanding. There will be an external examination at the end of year 2.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
There are no direct costs associated with this course, though you will need a calculator, and you will need to provide your own stationery.
What Cronton A Level Economics students say?
“This A level has been fascinating and has given me a real insight into how the economy works.”
The Cronton Experience:
During your time at Cronton Sixth Form College, you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities in your free time. These will increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. Click the image below for more information!
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- Duration 50 hours
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- Language English
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