Economics

Economics

There’s never been a more relevant time to study Economics. This course will encourage you to consider all the factors that affect standards of living and the quality of life for different parts of society. You’ll be able to evaluate the state of the nation and consider solutions to our current financial and economic problems.

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Duration: Two years
Starting date: September 2019
Location: SRC Bede Sixth Form

Economics is essentially the study of who gets what, so on this course you’ll look at the allocation of jobs, wealth and resources in the UK and on a worldwide scale. Lessons are dynamic and you can expect to analyse and suggest solutions to the economic problems of the day.

Learning is dynamic and participatory. You can expect to be analysing and suggesting solutions to the economic problems of the day.

Assessment is by examination, and there will be ongoing exam-style assessment throughout the course. Your final grade will be gained from your performance in three exams at the end of the second year.

To have achieved A*/9-C/4 grades in at least seven GCSE programmes, including GCSE English and a grade C/5 in GCSE Maths.

There are elements of Economics on many different courses. These include History, Geography, Politics, Sociology and Business Studies. Economics is all around us, and a sound understanding of economic principles will give you very useful skills.

You could progress to further study at university in a relevant area before moving on to careers in areas such as business, accountancy, statistics or public sector organisations.

  • Students who choose to study Economics at SRC Bede Sixth Form mostly progress to university to continue to study courses often with a large economics element.
  • You will understand the factors that affect our everyday lives in an economic context, and be able to explain these things to other students, family and friends.
  • There are many opportunities to participate in discussion and debate within college and the wider community. Our students are regularly invited to appear in local media interviews and events.