A Level Economics
What is Economics?
Economics is the study of how resources are allocated and how economic theories have an impact on society. For example, the decisions past and present of the Greek Government have led to serious social unrest and doubts about the future of the Euro. In addition to these macroeconomic issues, the subject considers simple decisions by firms such as whether or not to raise their prices. A Level Economics is highly respected by universities as it offers students the opportunity to improve their analytical and evaluative skills and helps them develop an ability to work with Mathematics and to show excellent written analysis.
What is Economics at ACB?
At ACB, we teach mainly through discussion and the use of everyday news events. Our aim is to help you understand Economics and to be able to do more than just regurgitate notes in an examination. We want to teach you to think like an economist. We regularly set work which will be carefully assessed and our feedback will be well considered and detailed.
What do I need?
You should be keen to take on a new subject to study. You do not need to have studied Economics at GCSE, though a strong GCSE profile is advisable
Good subject combinations
A Level Economics can complement any subject at A level. It works well with science courses as it uses similar processes but adds sophisticated writing skills to your repertoire of talents. It works well with humanities such as History but develops a more scientific approach. Economics could also be a good fourth subject for a student trying to build a broad portfolio of subjects. If you think that you might want to continue to study Economics at university, you will really need to take Mathematics at A level.
After Blackwater Academ
Economics will support any student’s application to study any subject at university. Medics, for example, will study three sciences but having Economics as a fourth gives candidates a wider range of knowledge to offer a medical school. Economics at university is a demanding, exciting and highly respected degree. Students with good degrees in Economics generally have no difficulty in finding employment.
A-level entry requirements
To study A Levels, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0. At the start of each academic year of study students following an A-Level course without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside A-Level lessons. If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the A-Level programme, the Blackwater Academy Pre A-Level course is a specially designed programme of up to 3 years duration leading to completion of your A-Level examinations.
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