If you have a genuine interest in local and global affairs, you’ll enjoy reading about current events, applying theory to the real world and discovering why some countries are more successful than others. You’ll learn about markets, examine the factors that influence supply and demand, discover what leads to market failure and study why unemployment, pollution and poverty occur. You’ll also study the national and international economies in a global context, so an appreciation of global news events and stories is an advantage.
– Supply and demand
– Market failure
– Theory of the firm
– Monetary, fiscal and supply side policy
– Behavioural Economics
– Diminishing Marginal Returns
– Poverty and Inequality
– International Trade and Development Economics
Work placement opportunities:
Fujitsu, Hargreaves Lansdown, Microsoft
Progressing to: Degree courses in economics, or jobs in business and accounting, mortgage advice, or the civil service.
Aspirational careers: Stock market trader, financial analyst, investment banker, corporate lawyer, or Chancellor of the Exchequer!
5 GCSEs at grades 9-4 with a 5 in English language and 5 in maths