Sir William Perkins's School Sixth Form Prospectus - Other - Page 29
- City of London trip to Investment
Bank and Bank of England.
- Brooklands Museum Concorde trip.
- Eton College Trip to hear speakers
at The Keynes Society.
- SWPS MBA.
Economics is for students who want to understand how the world around them works. It makes them think laterally about
a range of interesting and topical problems. Economics study facilitates the development of logic and critical thinking
skills, applying economic theories to various contexts in order to analyse their strengths and limitations. Economics is a
relevant, useful and interesting subject that engages students in debate, grounds them in theory and enables them to
become more aware of the economic issues affecting the world.
The Edexcel Economics course aims to equip students with a solid foundation in both microeconomics and
macroeconomics which will enable them to understand how economics is applicable to so many areas of everyday life.
Students will learn about how economics affects the world and the ways we live and how we can improve the economy to
benefit the whole world.
WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Theme 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
Theme 2: The UK Economy: Performance and Policies
Theme 3: Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
Theme 4: A Global Perspective
UNIVERSITY / CAREERS
Economics is very useful for students who want to study degrees in History, Politics, Law or Sociology. Careers in business,
banking and accountancy, politics, journalism and the charity sector all benefit from an Economics background
Grade 7 in Maths and grade 7 in any essay-based subject at GCSE.
Markets and Business
Microeconomics exam paper. Covers Themes
1 & 3.
The National and Global
Macroeconomics exam paper. Covers Themes
2 & 4.
Covers all 4 themes.