ECONOMICS

Examination Board: AQA

What topics are covered?

  • Markets and Market Failure.
  • The National and International Economy.
  • Business Economics and the Distribution of Income.

Why study Economics at SGS?

  • Enthusiastic, caring and knowledgeable teaching staff.
  • Experience a completely different subject.
  • A very popular department.
  • Develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories that affect everyday life.
  • Learn to think like an economist.
  • Economics is a real, relevant, valuable, respected and traditional subject.
  • It combines very well with many other subjects, including
  • Mathematics, Geography, History, Science and Business Studies.
  • Choosing Economics may open up a whole new world of education and career possibilities that you did not even know existed.

What skills will I gain from studying Economics?

  • An ability to analyse and evaluate decision making by governments, businesses, households and consumers.
  • An ability to apply your understanding of Economics to aspects of the recent performance of the UK, EU and world economy.
  • Develop a well informed opinion on the big issues that matter.
  • An ability to solve complex problems.
  • An opportunity to join the prestigious Target 2.0 competition run by the Bank of England.

What career paths would Economics be suitable for?

  • Funds manager
  • Economist
  • Banker, Retail/Investment/Commercial
  • Stockbroker
  • Economic Advisor / Consultant
  • Management
  • Law
  • Financial Analyst
  • Accountancy
  • Environmental Planning
  • Economic Researcher
  • Teacher/Lecturer

What trips are available?

Every year we visit

  • The Bank of England
  • The London Metal Exchange
  • The Supreme Court.
  • We regularly attend various conferences.

Do I need to have studied Business Studies at GCSE?

No. The course is perfectly accessible to students with no formal economic or business knowledge and understanding. However, a B grade in GCSE English and a B grade in GCSE Mathematics would be an advantage.