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A Level - Economics

Entry Criteria:
– You will need to achieve the pathway criteria, please see the prospectus for further information
– You will need to achieve a Grade 5 or above in GCSE Mathematics.

Coursework/Examination Requirements:
AS Assessment: Two examinations worth 50% each
A Level Assessments: Three examinations worth 33.3% each

Awarding Body/Specifications: AQA

Advanced Level (A Level):
Economics is the study of how the world’s resources are shared out between individuals and countries. This course will give you an insight
into economic issues as they appear in the media, for example interest rate changes, the growth of the European Union, issues over Government funding and the
UK economy.

The following units will be covered on this course:

AS – Year 12 Unit Content
– Economic methodology and the economic problem
– Price determination in a competitive market
– Production, costs and revenue
– Competitive and concentrated markets
– The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention
– The measurement of macroeconomic performance
– How the macroeconomy works
– Economic performance
– Macroeconomic policy.

A Level – Year 13 Unit Content – AS Level but also including:
– How the macroeconomy works
– Economic performance
– Financial markets and monetary policy
– Fiscal policy and supply side policies
– Labour markets
– The international economy
– Distribution of income and wealth
– Behavioural economics
– Financial markets
– Globalisation.

Advanced Subsidiary (AS):
If you choose to study this subject for one year only you will be awarded the AS Level. You will cover the AS unit content and sit public
examinations in Year 12.

This is a particularly good choice for those wanting to go onto Higher Education after Sixth Form. Students go on to study a range of Economics degrees
in preparation for employment in International Banking, Government, Politics and a range of management positions.

Opportunities: There is the opportunity to attend the UK Economics Conference in London.

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