BSc Honours

GCE A Level in Economics

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Classroom based

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23 Month(s)

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Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. An economic way of thinking can help you make better choices. Economics is the most powerful of the social sciences. Its principles provide us with unparalleled analytical tools to interpret the world around us and to shine a light on all of the great challenges that face humanity - how to grow economies, tackle unemployment, grapple with environmental issues, reduce crime and even understand demographic change. In Theme 1 and Theme 2 you will be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail. You will also consider the role of government and the UK economy.

In Theme 3 and Theme 4 you will explore how businesses grow and compete, the labour market and how the government intervenes to make markets work better. You will also explore international trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and developing economies, and the public finances. You will also have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.

You will sit three exam papers at the end of Year 13. Paper 1 will examine Themes 1 and 3, Paper 2 will examine Themes 2 and 4 and Paper 3 will examine knowledge of the whole course.

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