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Notre Dame High School

Notre Dame
High School

Economics

Why study Economics?

Economics is an increasingly popular subject at A-Level, no doubt due to the current economic climate and the subject’s high standing with universities.  During their studies students will be introduced to microeconomics and macroeconomics, developing an understanding of both the UK and global economy.  

Economics investigates how individuals, firms and nations make economic decisions – students will be studying areas such as demand and supply, elasticity of demand and supply, externalities, economic growth, interest rates, inflation and unemployment.  Students will learn to apply the ‘economists toolkit’ (a range of theoretical models) to recent and current economic problems both at a domestic and global level.

Where does this subject lead me?

Economics complements many other choices of A-Level.  Students doing Maths and Science subjects will revel in the diagrams and analysis that Economics offers and have a chance to develop their essay skills.  Students studying Social Science subjects, Humanities, English and languages will contrastingly enjoy the extended writing aspect of the course but develop new numerical and analytical skills.

Why our students like this course

 ‘It is genuinely fascinating and provides useful essay writing and analytical skills…..’   

Economics is my favourite A-Level subject and has encouraged me to study either Economics and Finance or Business Studies at university and pursue finance career.  The course covers such a wide range of topics including business economics, globalisation, government policy and the financial markets.  I would advise anyone with an interest in the role of money or business in society to take Economics as it is genuinely fascinating and provides useful essay writing and analytical skills.

Entry Requirements
No specific requirement

Exam Board
EDEXCEL- Economics A