The aim of studying Economics is to apply economic theory to support an analysis of current economic problems and issues. Our aim is to introduce students to the concepts of both micro and macroeconomic theory and discuss the relationships between them.
Awarding Organisation: AQA
Reformed/Linear A-Level: Yes
More information: Mrs S Stevens
GCSE Grade 5+ in Mathematics, plus the standard Sixth Form entry requirements.
The operation of markets and market failure:
The national economy in a global context:
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure:
The national and international economy:
Paper 1: Markets and market failure - 2 hour paper
Paper 2: National and International economy – 2 hour paper
Paper 3: Economic principles and issues – 2 hour paper
Post 18 Opportunities
Students who study Economics are able to move onto university to read subjects such as Accountancy, Economics, Politics, International Relations and Mathematics. In addition, employers regard Economics highly as the subject incorporates many employability skills such as data analysis, evaluation of concepts and graphical annotation. The course also emphasises the application of economic theory to the real world environment, enabling students to gain a grasp of current affairs and the impact this has upon the economy as a whole.
Destinations of students in the last two years:
- Portsmouth University - Economics
- Bournemouth University – Finance and Economics
Students are required to purchase their own text books. There will also be periodic trips which will incur additional costs to help develop their understanding.