Faculty: Business and ICT
Level: A/S / A2
Examination Board /website: OCR
Assessment Details: 2 units in year 12 consisting of written examinations:
UNIT 1: Markets in Action- 50% AS
UNIT 2: The National and International Economy- 50% AS
The aim of the course is to enable students to gain an understanding of how the economy works. It involves applying theoretical concepts to issues such as the credit crunch, interest rates, inflation, unemployment, trade, development, pay, production and consumption.
Skills / Aptitudes required to be successful in this course:
This is an exciting course for anyone who wants to study a subject that is current and relevant. It is a subject that gives students a better understanding of the importance of global events and how that can have an impact on an economy.
Economics fits well alongside subjects such as Mathematics, Statistics and Physics, although students do take it with some combination of the other sciences and humanities as well.
Pathways – Career and /or further study possibilities, using this subject:
Careers where the subject may have relevance include those in management, investment banking, finance, accounting and marketing. Most large organisations have Economists positions, as they analyse the economy and offer advice in making decisions.
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