6AQA A Level Economics 7136
Are you interested in increasing your understanding of national and global events such as Brexit and the election of Donald Trump?
Do you wish to learn more about how scarce resources are allocated by governments and organisations?
Do you aspire to study at a Russell Group University?
Then A-level Economics will help you:
- develop an interest and enthusiasm for economics and its contribution to the wider political and social environment
- develop an enquiring, critical and thoughtful ‘economist’s mind’
- develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life
- analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it.
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
The national and International economy
Economic methodology and the economic problem
Individual economic decision making
Price determination in a competitive market
Production, costs and revenue
Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
The labour market
The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
The market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets
The measurement of macroeconomic performance
This course has no coursework or controlled assessment units. It is not necessary for students to have studied GCSE Economics before starting work on this specification and no prior knowledge of economics is necessary. The minimum requirement is 5 good GCSE passes including Mathematics and English.