Economics A Level

Economics A Level

Economics A Level

The Economics A Level course is designed to give you a better understanding of the world and most of the material will deal with contemporary issues.

The vast majority of students who choose to study Economics at Queen Mary’s College have not had the opportunity to study the subject before.  However, Economics A Level consists of topics that you may have covered during your GCSEs such as Geography (trade and development), Business Studies (demand and markets), Science (the environment) and History (empires and the causes of wars). Economics may be combined with many other subjects. As Economics is a social science, Economics may complement the study of other social science/humanity subjects: many students benefit from combining Economics with Politics, Geography, Sociology and History.

Our team of Economics teachers have industry experience and specialist knowledge of employment to bring to the classroom. This will enhance your understanding of major topical issues and the ways in which businesses respond.

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Where can this course take me?

In completing the Economics course you will possess many skills prized by both universities and employers.  By the end of the course you will be able to construct logical arguments, interpret and critically analyse data, and be able to make judgements on the basis of the evidence and arguments presented.  Probably more importantly, you will be better able to understand problems in society and the possible solutions to those problems.

Economics will allow you to follow a wide range of professional and academic interests after college.  Some former Queen Mary’s have gone on to work in the Economics profession (Bank of England and Treasury), while other students have used it as a vehicle to gain access to other academic and professional fields: some former students have gone on to do science degrees and the skills picked up in economics allows students to successfully enter apprenticeships.

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Those who study Economics will develop the following skill sets:

  • Develop their extended writing skills to present evaluative arguments
  • Develop their research, judging and evaluation skills
  • Be able to make reasoned arguments
  • Develop their skills of processing, understanding and presenting information to back arguments
  • Develop opinions and new ideas on economic issues
  • Relate economic knowledge to economic policy

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES

QMC has links with several businesses and law firms in the local area and organises useful visits and trips to help you understand the world of work in these areas. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to get involved in fundraising/college charity. We also offer the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) to students to help them develop skills beyond their curriculum. In addition, among a wide range of extra-curricular activities, enrichments which supplements this course includes public speaking and volunteering. 

 

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