A Level Economics is a valuable subject for students preparing for a range of higher education courses and future careers, as you will develop skills in research, analysis and evaluation, communication and working with others to discuss economic issues and solve economic problems. Ideal when working for large corporations, banks or the government, as well as careers in marketing, law, journalism or teaching.
The three units enable an understanding of, and an insight into, micro and macroeconomics, and are assessed through written examinations:
Economic methodology; individual economic decision making; price determination in a competitive market; production, costs and revenue; perfect competition, imperfect competition and monopoly; the labour market; distribution of income and wealth; government intervention in markets.
Measuring macroeconomic performance; economic growth and the economic cycle; financial markets and monetary policy; fiscal policy and supply-side policies; the international economy.