You only have to read a newspaper or watch TV to realise how the economic system affects our whole existence and future. You will explore the issues of high prices for goods in Britain and low wages for students and look at broader macro-economic issues like unemployment, standards of living and management of the economy. On the international front, you will look at the realities behind the political slogans about Europe and the superficial concern for poor countries. Environmental economics recognises that our car journeys add up to congestion and pollution and then investigates remedies. There are some very significant issues facing us that, as economists, we can help to resolve, for example whether leaving the EU will benefit us or not, the impact of climate change, the levels of poverty in the UK. There are economic solutions to all of these problems.
- Measures of economic performance
- Management of the economy
- Conflicts in economics
- How markets work (supply & demand)
- Market failure
- Solutions to market failure (eg taxation & nationalisation)
- Further study on management
- International trade
- Exchange rate systems
- Growth & development
- The theory of the firm
- Labour markets
- In depth study of market failure
- Financial markets & monetary policy
- Commercial banks & investment banks
- Central banks & monetary policy
- Regulation of the financial system
Studied at Varndean College: A Level Economics & BTEC Diploma in Business Studies (2013-2015)
Upon leaving Varndean, Charlotte decided to move to Australia and has been there now for 3 years! It was always her dream to move there as she grew up and she gets permanent residence in 2019. She may go back to studying at university in the future but is currently discovering where her passion lays and what sort of career she would enjoy.
Charlotte says: "I am thankful for the hard work I put in during my time at college as it means that when the time is right I have the key to get my degree. My teacher Will who I had for both subjects was exceptional and went above and beyond to help me achieve my goals; he not only set us the work and marked it but had a real passion for his students succeeding and was so supportive from start to end. I walked away with full marks in my Business Diploma (which I never imagined in a million years) and there truly is no better feeling than results day and all the hard work paying off. After leaving Varndean I had made friends for life and my experience helped me to grow so much as a person. It gave me the confidence to move overseas alone. If I was to summarise my time at Varndean I’d say that the most valuable thing I learnt was that If you believe in yourself it is truly possible to achieve anything."