What do I need to study this course?
Grade 5 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths.
What will I study?
What is the potential impact on the UK of the uncertainty caused by Brexit? Why are some economies wealthier? What caused the trade war between the U.S and China? Economics is ideal for those with questioning minds. You will debate issues such as inequality, immigration and how we should pay for health care. You will interpret data to analyse economic problems, discuss courses of action and keep up to date with economic trends. You will develop analytical, quantitative, and evaluative skills. We encourage you to ‘think like an economist’ when considering issues such as scarcity and choice, how competitive markets work and market failure. We also consider different economic policies that governments use to influence the economy.
You could become an Economist, advising governments and firms. It can lead to a variety of careers in areas like management, accounting and finance, due to the transferable skills.
Did you know?
After five or more years, the average annual salary for a chartered accountant in business rises to £90,200, with an average yearly bonus of £20,600.