An economic way of thinking can help you make better choices. There are lots of opportunities to debate economic issues such as inequality, globalisation and the global financial crisis.
Students explore and present alternative courses of action whilst keeping up to date with national and international trends and learning about the economic environment and business through research and investigation.
In Theme 1 and 2 of the course, students are to be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail, consumer choices and enterprise in the economy. They also consider the role of banks and life in the global economy.
In Theme 3 and 4, students explore the impact of globalisation on consumers, firms and the labour market. They also investigate the role of the government and have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.