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Economics

INTRODUCTION:

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 …

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

You will study two aspects of Economics. Macroeconomics looks at the “big” 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:

  1. Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
  2. The UK Economy – Performance and Policies
  3. Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
  4. A Global Perspective

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

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.

ASSESSMENT:

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

To study an A-level programme you will need to achieve 5 GCSEs grade A* – C, including English and Maths. To study A-level Economics you will need a B grade in GCSE Maths.

SPECIFICATION:

Edexcel

LENGTH:

This is a linear course and will take two years to complete.

CONTACT:

For further information please contact info@connellsixthformcollege.com