A Level Economics
Exam board: AQA
The overall aim of this course is to encourage you to develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through considering current economic issues and problems that affect everyday life. You will apply, analyse and evaluate different concepts and theories with the aim of appreciating their value and limitations in explaining real-world events. The course provides opportunities to explore data from local, national and international sources, enhancing your ability to develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry.
The study of economics gives students an applied understanding of a wide range of current issues, from the effectiveness of government policy to the cause of poverty in developing countries. Not only does the course allow you to transfer your knowledge, but it provides opportunities for skills to be developed and put into practice. Research skills, data analysis, problem-solving, communication and working with others, are all important in the study of Economics.
Key Learning Topics
- Unit 1: Markets and Market Failure
- Unit 2: The National Economy
- Unit 3: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
- Unit 4: The National and International Economy
This course is 100% examination. You will be tested with an examination at the end of each unit and these take place during June.
8 or more GCSEs at grades 9-4 including a minimum grade 6 in English and Mathematics. If Economics has been studied at GCSE, this will be an advantage.
The AS and A2 course provides an appropriate foundation for further study of Economics or related subjects in higher education. Higher education courses may focus on Economics or combine it as a significant component with one or more other subjects.
Economics related courses could be as devise as Transport Management to Economic History. Mathematical Economics or Economics is another option that may be followed.