Economics

Mr Ralph

Grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics

What

Economics studies the solutions to an essential problem of life: SCARCITY. The problem is that the limited resources available to us cannot fulfill our unlimited wants and needs. The necessary choices this problem generates gives us the study of economics.

In Year 12, you will study:

  • Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
  • Theme 2: The UK Economy – Performance and Policies

Year 12 Economics will introduce you to microeconomics and macroeconomics.

Microeconomics addresses issues such as: ‘Why are house prices so high?’, ‘Can pollution be controlled?’ and ‘When, how and why should governments interfere with markets?’. Macroeconomics issues include: ‘Why does the Government have an inflation rate target of 2.5% and does it matter?’, ‘What happens to the economy if people decide to spend less?’, ‘How are we positively and negatively affected by the growth of the Chinese economy?’ and ‘What will Brexit mean for the UK economy?’.

In Year 13, you will study:

  • Theme 3: Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
  • Theme 4: A Global Perspective

Year 13 economics will deepen your understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts and theories and you will learn to analyse and evaluate the positives and limitations of economic models. You will explore ideas, within a more global context, such as the impacts of globalisation, how firms grow and compete within markets, how countries develop and improve their living standards and why monopolies can bring benefits as well as costs to society.

Why

Once you study economics you never look at life in quite the same way again. Never easy to study, the learning will present a fresh and new challenge to the way you think and, with success, it will provide a great foundation to a multitude of career paths. True power lies in the ability to make choices. Choosing economics can empower you.

"Nobody spends somebody else's money as wisely as s(he) spends his/her own."

Milton Friedman

It couldn't be simpler to apply

You can e-mail us, call us or download an application form and we will then take care of everything else.

This is YOUR future so you need to be certain that you are making the right decision about where to spend the next two years of your life.

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