Economics

Challenging but always interesting, dynamic and fun! It helps me to understand the wider issues in the news!

A wide range of careers can be pursued with business qualifications including:

Marketing/Media and/or Advertising

Banking/Merchant Banking

Accountancy/Auditing

Human Resource Management/Recruitment

Economist in private or public sector

Land Management

Law

Stockbroking

Corporate Public Relations

Teaching!

YEAR 7 -9 CURRICULUM OUTLINE

Economics is only offered at A level.

 

GCSE CURRICULUM OUTLINE

Economics is only offered at A level.

A LEVEL CURRICULUM OUTLINE

The curriculum includes extensive coverage of microeconomics and macroeconomics. In microeconomics we study how markets help to allocate resources, different economic systems, demand and supply, how markets fail and the necessary government interventions which correct these failures.

In macroeconomics we study economic growth, inflation, unemployment, balance of payments and exchange rates. The theory of the firm is a key topic area in year 2, along with labour markets, development, globalisation, financial markets and their regulation.

ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES/ FIELD TRIPS

Trips include:

Sixth form trip abroad where we visit a number of businesses to view their operations. Venues include: Berlin, Prague, Barcelona, Budapest and Brussels.

KS4 trips to Chester Zoo (for Marketing and Human Resource Management) and Jaguar Land Rover in Solihull.

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