Economics is one of the most popular courses here at St.Bonaventure’s and we are very proud of our results on this challenging course.
In GCE Economics you’ll look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade and poverty. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions.
There are several definitions of economics, with each trying to encapsulate the essence of the subject. However, most textbooks seem to agree that economics concerns the allocation of society’s scarce resources amongst the many alternative uses that they can be put.
We ensure our course is challenging and engaging by providing you with “real world” case studies and issues. You will see over the duration of the course how the news headlines will come to inform our classroom debate.
The course will focus on both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. Microeconomics addresses issues such as: “Why are house prices so high?”, “Can pollution effectively be controlled?”. The macroeconomic issues covered include: “Why does the Government have an inflation rate target and how does it affect us?”, “What happens to the economy if people decide to spend more?” and “How are we affected by the Chinese and Indian economies?”
We follow the new linear style A Level from Edexcel – Economics ”A”. This is the leading course in the country. Assessment is via three external examinations which are sat at the end of your studies in year 13.
For further information please feel free to contact the department directly.