Every aspect of your life is affected by economics, from the price of milk you put on your cereal at breakfast to the stories you see on the news in the evening â€¦
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
You will study two aspects of Economics. Macroeconomics looks at the â€śbigâ€ť picture (unemployment and inflation, for example) while microeconomics considers the markets for specific goods or services and how well these markets work. You also study how businesses operate and global economics.
There are four themes throughout the two years of study:
- Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
- The UK Economy â€“ Performance and Policies
- Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
- A Global Perspective
There are visits to a number of businesses in located in Greater Manchester. During these visits you will get a real life insight into the challenges that business owners face.
This is a linear course so you will take three exams covering all of the topics covered at the end of the second year:
Paper 1 – Markets and Business Behaviour
Paper 2 – The National and Global Economy
Paper 3 – Microeconomics and macroeconomics
FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
There are many! Economists run or have senior posts in business and some have a major role in running the country. It is seen as a rigorous academic subject and is highly valued by both universities and a wide range of employers.
To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade 4 or above, including English and Maths. To study A-level Economics it is beneficial to have a high level of GCSE Maths.
This is a linear course and will take two years to complete.
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