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Why study Economics in the Sixth Form?

A Level Economics forms part of the Westonbirt Business School. Students gain a fascinating and realistic insight into the world around them. Understanding what influences decisions made by consumers, businesses and governments helps them to be able to make informed choices and decisions themselves.  Economics is an ever changing and evolving subject. The economy does not stand still and the study of Economics helps to understand these changes as well as helping us understand what the future might look like.

Westonbirt Business School offers the Edexcel Economics course which aims to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the specified content
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the specified content to problems and issues arising from both familiar and unfamiliar situations
  • Analyse economic problems and issues
  • Evaluate economic arguments and evidence, making informed judgements
  • Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and acquire an ability to use these concepts in a variety of different contexts
  • Use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of Economics and develop an ability to think as an economist

The Economics course covers the following topics:

Year 12

  • Theme 1: Markets, consumers and firms
  • Theme 2: The wider economic environment                                                                                       

Year 13

  • Theme 3: Making markets work
  • Theme 4: The global economy

The final exam in year 13 is divided into 3 papers. Paper one which includes themes 1 and 4, paper 2 which includes papers 2 and 3 and finally a synoptic research paper covering all units taught.

 

Mrs Jo Edwards

Head of Westonbirt Business School

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