Sixth Form Campus
09 Sept 2024
Economics is a well-established and highly regarded academic subject. It provides great opportunities for research and discussion of some of the major challenges facing Britain and the world today. It is an excellent partner to A Level Politics and A Level Business. This course delves into both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Microeconomics focuses on individuals and firms. It seeks to answer questions such as, how can we reduce plastic pollution? Or do taxes on cigarettes work?
Macroeconomics deals with national and international economies. It attempts to answer questions such as, why is inflation so high? Or how can we tackle the UK's national debt?
This A Level will improve your analytical and communication skills. Economists must be able to review data, observe patterns, and draw logical conclusions. They must be able to explain their work to others, and this course will improve your critical thinking skills.
You can take part in the Enterprise Academy, Unloc, which supports business knowledge and entrepreneurial skills. You will also be supported to set up your own personal enterprise or business.
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including a grade 5 or above in GCSE English and maths.
You will have a 9.55am start, one lesson in the morning, one in the afternoon and a guaranteed 4pm finish. You will also have at least one morning and one afternoon per week free for private study.
You will have to take three exams, which you will sit at the end of your second year. There is no coursework as part of this A Level.
You could become an accountant, actuary, bookkeeper, budget analyst, business manager, credit analyst, financial analyst, management analyst, teacher or lecturer.
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