What will you do on this course?
In A Level Economics you will learn both micro and macro economics in some depth. In micro economics you will learn how individual markets work and what drives consumer behaviour. We also explore how the labour market functions and the relative merits of things like minimum wage. In macro economics you learn how the economy works as a whole. The course closely examines how the different types of market structure, like monopoly or oligopoly, effect the consumer. We will pay close attention to things like exchange rates, inflation drivers and international trade. You will also develop your evaluative skills which will be extremely useful in university. In the current specification you will also learn about economics from a global perspective and how the UK takes its place on the world stage financially.
How will you be assessed?
Economics is linear, assessed over three units and is 100% exam based. We also do an internal exam at the end of the Lower Sixth. .
What could this course lead to?
This qualification should enable students to progress to a straight Economics degree with a focus on theory, or a degree in Applied Economics such as Environmental Economics, Finance and Economics, Development Economics, Public Sector Economics or Monetary Economics. Economics can also be combined with another subject in a joint degree such as Politics, Philosophy, or Economic and Social History.
No prior learning of Economics is necessary, although those who have studied GCSE in Business Studies will find that this course builds on some of the concepts they have learned.
What syllabus do you follow?
Pearson/Edexcel Economics A (9EC0)