A Level Economics

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Course Outline

Economics concerns the allocation of society’s scarce resources and the many alternative uses to which they could be put.
At A-Level students study both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Microeconomics addresses issues such as: “Why are house prices so high?”, “Can pollution effectively be controlled?” and “Should governments interfere with markets?”
The macroeconomic issues covered include: “Why does the Government have an inflation rate target and how does it affect us?”, “What happens to the economy if people decide to spend more?” and “How are we affected by the Chinese and Indian economies?”

Content covered in Year 12:



Unit 1: 2 hour written exam - Microeconomics (33.3% of A-level) 
Unit 2: 2 hour written exam - Macroeconomics (33.3% of A-level) 
Unit 3: 2 hour written exam - Synoptic paper (combines Microeconomic and Macroeconomic topics) - (33.3% of A-level)  

Into the future ….

Economics is a versatile subject that can help you in a number of careers. Not only could you find yourself working for big corporations, banks or the government but your qualification in economics would also be valuable in careers such as marketing, law, journalism or teaching.

Click here to view the KS5 Curriculum Booklet.