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Economics (A-Level)

Do the following questions fascinate you?  
  • Why are politicians so keen to open up the economy post Covid?  
  • Why did the global economy crash in 2008?  
  • Were bankers to blame? 
  • Why was there such strong feeling on both sides of the Brexit argument?  
  • What does the EU even do?  
  • Does it matter that most of the stuff we buy is not made in the UK? Why is it big news if the Bank of England changes base interest rates?  

An A ‘level in Economics will answer all this and much more.  

Never has Economics been more relevant to study than now. Rarely a day goes by without the economy being mentioned in the news and the importance of an economic recovery, post Covid.  

An A ‘level in Economics will help you to make sense of the current economic situation by understanding the relevant theories and concepts which underpin much of this story. Economic thinking has been critical to the recovery of nations after seismic events such as world wars, stock market crashes, natural disasters and more.  

Economics is a subject that we study as an academic subject, but which we can contextualise into our lives today and in the recent past.  

The aims and objectives of the Edexcel A ‘Level in Economics A which we follow enables you to:  

● develop an interest in, and enthusiasm for, the subject  
● appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment 
● develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes that will equip them for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life. 
● use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist 
● understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives  
● develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts  

Learning Journey for Ecconomics. This breaks down what will be learnt in each year group in a clear and concise format. The learning journeys are a work in progress and will be updated throughout the year.

Please find below the full details of the course in our: Ecconomics Curriculum and Assessment booklet