5 A*- C GCSEs, including grade C in Maths and English.
Some understanding and enthusiasm for Economics is required. A quali cation in GCSE Economics is not required, however it would be advantageous.
You will develop three main areas required for assessment: analysis, application and evaluative skills.
These skills will be developed during every lesson and through assessment. You are not expected to develop the necessary assessment skills on their own but will be required to complete regular homework to develop these areas.
What will I study?
This course is split into two main sections. The first section introduces you to microeconomic issues and the second section covers mainly macroeconomic issues.
You will become competent in quantitative skills relevant to the subject and will become familiar with the various types of R data commonly used by economists.
You will be able to make relevant calculations from economic data and be able to interpret data presented in the form of index numbers.
Why study Economics?
You will develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.
You will also build upon their quantitative skills and appreciate that, when evaluating arguments, both qualitative and quantitative evidence are important.
Where will this course lead me?
The qualification could lead to degrees in economics, mathematics and physics, international management, business studies and more.
You can also progress directly into employment, but most will do this via higher education.
Careers in business, politics, nance, banking, management consultancy or economic journalism are just some possibilities for you with this qualification.
You will be completing regular homework and mock assessments in every core area of the Economics course.
The two main areas which will be assessed are microeconomics and macroeconomics. Both areas have different disciplines which will be assess during the period of the course.
You will sit three exams in the summer exam period at the end of the two year course.
Extracurricular activities related to this course
You will have the opportunity to engage in several extra-curricular activities which are scheduled for particular year groups.
Extra-curricular activities have previously included activities such as the Young Enterprise competition and a research project for Brexit.