As with all A Level subjects, we uphold our School’s intent, and are particularly proud of the way we
- foster independence and interdependence;
- develop highly literate, numerate and knowledgeable learners;
- prepare students who are socially equipped, and can engage confidentially with the wider world.
These are shown through the range of activities we have on offer in each lesson. Independent and group study are the norm, are there is a constant focus on use of precise, subject language in each lesson. We have high expectations of students In private study too, where they take responsibility for their own learning.
Our aims are those of the AQA A Level Economics specification:
- to apply a range of knowledge, and analytical skills in order to evaluate the workings of both the micro and macro economy, both in the UK and internationally;
- to apply real world examples from both the UK Economy and internationally;
- to develop the numerical skills to evaluate the micro and macroeconomic success of the Economy.
The curriculum is carefully structured, so that there are progressive levels of challenge and high expectations in each year, starting with the structure of the micro economy and developing through to the arguments for and against the development of world free trade.
Throughout the course, students interpret real economic data in order to analyse economic problems, and to evaluate potential government interventions to improve economic performance. They also consider the economy in a wider social and environmental context.
By the end of Year 13, Economists are able to interpret economic data in order to explain how the economy works and how governments intervene to achieve specific economic targets.
Subject Content at A Level
Individuals, firms, markets and market failure
- Economic methodology and the economic problem
- Individual economic decision-making
- Price determination in a competitive market
- Production, costs and revenue
- Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
- The labour market
- The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality
- Market failure and government intervention in markets
The national and international economy
- The measurement of macroeconomic performance
- The circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis, and related concepts
- Economic performance
- Financial markets and monetary policy
- Fiscal policy and supply-side policies
- The international economy
Trip to Tutor2U A Level Revision Conference.
For further details please contact Mr Shardlow, Head of Economics.