Economics


Course Duration: 2 years Course Level: A Level
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Why study Economics?

  • I want to study a dynamic and exciting subject of importance to everybody in society
  • I want to investigate the best way of using limited resources efficiently
  • I want to find out about economic issues that affect all of our lives
  • I want to develop analytical and problem-solving skills.

What does the course consist of?

  • Investigating core economic models and concepts across four main themes:
    • An introduction to markets and market failure
    • The UK economy – performance and policies
    • Business behaviour and the labour market
    • Global economic perspectives
  • Investigating key issues such as:
    • Market forces: Why are house prices so high in London?
    • The state: Why are there always waiting lists in the NHS?
    • Unemployment: Why is it so high in North East England?
    • Climate Change: What can Economics offer to the debate?
  • You will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of departmental activities such as an Economics Conference, competitions, a study trip and visit to London.

How is this course assessed?

  • By examination.

What might this course lead on to?

  • Higher education, as a specialist course or combined with other subjects
  • Careers in many different areas such as management, marketing, IT, accounting and finance.
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