The Cambridge International AS and A Level Economics course is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of economic theory, concepts and principles. The course covers a wide range of economic topics such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, international trade, market failure and government intervention. The syllabus also includes case studies from around the world, which enables students to apply their knowledge to real-world economic situations.

Subject Aims:

  • Equip students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to critically analyse and evaluate economic issues and problems. 
  • Introduce students to the fundamental concepts and theories of economics, such as supply and demand, market structures, economic indicators, and macroeconomic policies.
  • Develop students’ ability to analyse economic issues, such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, and income distribution, using economic theories and models.
  • Equip students with the skills to apply economic principles and theories to real-world situations, such as evaluating government policies, analysing business strategies, and assessing the impact of global economic trends.
  • Foster students’ critical thinking and analytical skills, encouraging them to evaluate arguments and evidence, identify assumptions, and make informed judgments.
  • Improve students’ communication skills, enabling them to articulate economic ideas and arguments effectively, both in writing and in oral presentations.

Key Benefits:

  • Developing analytical and critical thinking skills: A’level Economics requires students to analyse and evaluate complex economic problems, which can help them develop analytical and critical thinking skills that are valuable in a range of academic and professional contexts.
  • Improved numeracy skills: involves the use of data and statistical analysis, which can help students improve their numeracy skills and their ability to interpret and present data.
  • Understanding of the global economy: studying this subject can provide students with a broader understanding of the global economy and the interdependence of different countries and regions.
  • Preparation for higher education: Economics is a highly valued subject by universities and can be useful preparation for a range of degree courses such as Economics, Business, Politics and International Relations.
  • Career opportunities: can open up a range of career opportunities in fields such as finance, business, government, policy-making and consulting.
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