A Level Economics

Introduction – why choose this subject?

Economics is the study of scarcity and how it affects the use of resources, the production of goods and services, the growth of production and well-being over time, and many other important and complicated issues that affect society.

 

Economics introduces you to concepts that are impacting our everyday lives more than any other A-Level, be it the price of a coffee in a morning, to the way in which we allocate scarce healthcare resources, Economics is at the heart of these decisions.

 

You will develop an understanding of current events happening every day in the UK and throughout the World. Placing these issues in context, making them more relatable and pertinent.

 

You will develop vital skills in developing written and verbal responses and will have skills in evaluation that are desirable for higher level study.

 

Students who have studied Economics at Allerton High have gone onto be successful at university studying in the following areas:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Biochemistry
  • Economics
  • Economics and Finance
  • History
  • Industrial Economics
  • Mathematics and Finance
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Several students have also secured competitive degree apprenticeships with large organisations such as:

  • HSBC
  • KPMG

How the course is assessed

This course is assessed through 100% examinations. There are 3 exams at the end of Year 13, covering 4 units:

  • Theme 1: Markets, Consumers and Firms
  • Theme 2: The Wider Economic Environment
  • Theme 3: The Global Economy
  • Theme 4: Making Markets Work

Equipment

  • The revision guides for year one and year two: Revision Guide to AS and A Level Economics B: Themes 1 & 2 ISBN 9781780140179.
  • Revision Guide to AS and A Level Economics B Themes 3 & 4 ISBN 9781780140506
  • Students should have a level arch file with cardboard dividers

Homework and learning outside the classroom

  • Students have the opportunity to create a business via the LEAP programme.
  • Students will be set exam questions to complete weekly.
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