A Level Economics
Economics is the study of markets, in particular how they work, why they fail and how they can be effectively managed. The UK’s economic performance can be assessed both in a national and global context. Economics policies designed to promote consumer welfare and business confidence can be evaluated alongside policies to create economic growth and development.
What sort of student does it suit and what will you get out of the course?
This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that affects their everyday lives. No previous experience of economics is required but an interest in national and international affairs is desirable. Economics can easily be combined with other social science and humanities subjects, although it is becoming an increasingly popular choice for aspiring medics and dentists. You will learn how to develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions. By the end of the course you should be able to apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real-world phenomena. You should also know how to analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it.
By Peter Smith
Published by Hodder Education
By Alain Anderton
Published by Pearson
Economics 6th Edition
By Alain Anderton
Published by Causeway Press (9781447990550)
By Peter Smith
Published by Hodder Education (9781471830051)
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