AS/A Level Economics is a social science that studies how individuals, businesses, governments and nations make choices around the allocation of resources to satisfy needs and wants. It is an interesting study into the wider picture of global economies, and the narrower picture of the individual consumer. The course will look at topics such as Supply and Demand, Government failure, Macroeconomic objectives and the features of developing countries. It will prove to be a fascinating look into how the world works and be a tool for explaining topical issues such as the recent global recession and financial crisis.
The course has a straightforward and simple structure, being made up in total of four units. There are two compulsory units for the AS and an additional two units for the complete A-Level. The units are all externally assessed through each having one exam over the two years, with regular practice papers and written assessments as we move through the course.
Home Learning & Independent Study Expectations
It is an expectation that students in Sixth Form partake in 3 hours additional study per subject per week. This can be easily organised into 3 sections: wider reading, exam practice, and revision on current topics. Teachers will set the homework tasks on Show My Homework and will be uploaded regularly.
What will you need to study this course?
To study Economics AS/A Level, you will need 5 or more A*- C grades at GCSE, or equivalent, with at least a B in Maths.
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