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Economics

Overview

Content

Requirements

Careers

Overview

Students studying the subject at A Level follow the Edexcel A  specification.  During the course the following topics are covered.

Content

Year 12 Year 13

Theme 1: Introduction to markets and market failure.

Microeconomics. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • Nature of economics
  • How markets work
  • Market failure
  • Government intervention

 

Theme 2: The UK economy – performances and policies.

Macroeconomic concepts. Students will develop an understanding of:

  • Measures of economic performance
  • Aggregate demand
  • Aggregate supply
  • National income
  • Economic growth
  • Macroeconomic objectives and policyet failure

Theme 2: The UK economy –

performance and policies

Theme 3:Business behaviour and the labour market

Students will further their study of microeconomics by developing an understanding of:

  • Business growth
  • Business objectives
  • Revenues, costs and profits
  • Market structures
  • Labour market
  • Government intervention.

Theme 4 – A global perspective.

Students will further their study of macroeconomics by developing an understanding of global economics:

  • International economics
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Emerging and developing economies
  • The financial sector
Role of the state in the macroeconomy.

Requirements

For more detailed information about the course content and assessment requirements, please refer to the examination board website.

Careers

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