Economics is the study of how resources are allocated. Economic theories have an enormous impact on how society functions.
We will help you appreciate how economics contributes to an understanding of wider economic and social environments and develop your understanding of a range of concepts and the ability to use them in a variety of different contexts. We encourage you to think as an economist and use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to your studies. You will develop the skills, qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.
Our A level Economics course follows the Edexcel Level 3 Advanced GCE in Economics A (9EC0) specification.
The course is usually studied over two years and includes four themes:
• Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure
• Theme 2: The UK economy – performance and policies
• Theme 3: Business behaviour and the labour market
• Theme 4: A global perspective
The course is 100% examined, and is assessed via three examinations on; Markets and Business Behaviour, the National and Global Economy; and a Synoptic paper drawing on both micro and macroeconomics.
A combination of assessment techniques is used, they include multiple-choice questions, data response questions and essays questions.