Economics

Summary

This two-year Economics course explores the micro and macro economy, both on a national and global scale. It will help you understand how scarce resources are allocated and the challenges governments face in dealing with globalisation, pollution and ageing populations. You will uncover the causes of the major economic crash of 2008 and evaluate whether the decision by the UK to leave the EU is the correct one.

Level: A Level (level 3)

Course Details

Begin with the end in mind

POSSIBLE CAREER OPTIONS:
Economist, accountant, actuarial analyst, data analyst, financial risk analyst, forensic accountant, investment analyst, statistician.

POSSIBLE UNIVERSITY STUDY OPTIONS:
Economics, Business, Management, Human Resources, Accountancy, Law, Finance, Politics, Economics.

Topics you'll cover

YEAR ONE:

  • The basic economic problem of scarcity
  • How markets work
  • Why markets fail
  • The need for government intervention.

YEAR TWO:

  • How the macro economy works
  • How the macro economy performs
  • The role of government policy
  • International trade.

Assessment and Qualification

  • Three exams
  • Exam board: AQA
  • A Level qualification (level three).

Course entry requirements

At least five GCSEs at 5 or above, inlcuding English Language and Maths.

Additional information

FEES:

You will be expected to pay a £10 course fee each year to cover the cost of materials and equipment. If there is any issues with the being able to pay the fare, please contact Richard Taunton Sixth Form College.

A copy of the course payment breakdown can be found here: course payment breakdown.