Our approach will give you the opportunity to apply a range of economic theories to analyse current economic problems and issues.
Your A level studies will help you to develop the knowledge and skills that you need to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions.
You will develop the skills to analyse and evaluate both quantitative and qualitative data. You will become familiar with the various types of statistical and other data which are commonly used by economists and will use them to make relevant calculations. The course will help you to understand the role of evidence in economic decision making and also appreciate the importance of value judgements.
One of the most interesting aspects of economics is that it is a social science and it must therefore take account of the fact that people’s behaviour is not necessarily rational or predictable. This makes studying the impact of real life economic decisions an exciting field of study. Your teachers will provide you with the opportunity to explore the disagreements that exist between economists and you will also examine current economic controversies.
You will be encouraged to develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry, appreciating that value judgements play an important role in economic decision making.