ECONOMICS

SCQF LEVEL 6 - Higher

This course is suitable for you if you: 

  • enjoy reading the news and staying abreast of current affairs 

  • are interested in the performance of the economy in relation to the rest of the world 

  • would prefer to be able to distinguish between fact and opinion when reading the news  

  • are interested in any aspect of Politics or International Relations 

QUALIFICATION

Higher Economics

DURATION

6 periods per week

COURSEWORK

Assignment, 8 hours, (25%) 

EXAM

Question Paper 2 hours 30 minutes (75%) 

COST

£0

TEACHERS

Mrs Lumsden

Mrs Henderson

Mrs Coetser

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?

wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?

Do you know where the word Economics originated from? It is from one Greek word Oikonomia which in turn is composed of two words oikos (household) and nemein (management). 

Every day we make thousands of decisions whether we are managing a household or not. If you would like to understand what goes on behind the scenes when individuals like you, firms you know about and your government make decisions then this is the course for you.  

 

Would you like to win an argument more often? Then the debating skills that you will develop in Economics classes will enable you to hold, sustain and defend an argument easily.  

 

Skills:  A study in Economics will enable you to acquire the transferable skills and knowledge necessary for understanding and taking part in the world of business.  Even if you are not planning a career in Economics, this subject helps to improve your personal effectiveness by developing your ability to think logically, work accurately, make decisions and solve problems. 

We will study the economic problem showing why we can’t always get what we want. You will learn that scarcity to an economist is the same problem as gravity to an astronaut. 

 

We will teach you how to draw demand and supply graphs for any industry you wish to depict. We will ponder over the big questions such as: Are the FANGS monopolies? (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Snapchat) 

You will be taught how to think critically using information about the positive and negative aspects of multinational companies 

                                  

The skills you will develop are: 

  • Research skills 

  • Analytical skills  

  • Written communication 

  • Debating 

KEY FACTS

Everything you need to know before selecting this course

entry requirements

Entry at the discretion of the Principal Teacher of BEIT and/or BEIT Faculty Teaching staff who will consider your ability in Business Management, Accounting and/or Mathematics, and/or English. 

what will you get?

The course is graded  

 

A: Band 1, Band 2 

B: Band 3, Band 4 

C: Band 5, Band 6 

D: Band 7 

progress

Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course

EMPLOYMENT

If you have ever had any of the following career aspirations: 

 

Economist           

Data handler

Lecturer 

Banker

Insurance

Auditor

Stock Broker  

Accountant 

Solicitor

Investment Analyst    

 

Then Economics may well be the subject for you. 

my world of work

This link will take you to an excellent resource on MyWOW which looks at potential career routes when you select a combination of subjects. 

STUDENT STORIES

Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.

Xaver - S5

I enjoy Economics, I find it very interesting and it has helped me to understand how a country works.   

Amira - S6

I think Economics is very interesting because I like how it explains the world around us.  I feel better prepared for the future as a result of taking this. 

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