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
6 periods per week
Assignment, 8 hours, (25%)
Question Paper 2 hours 30 minutes (75%)
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:
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
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
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
If you have ever had any of the following career aspirations:
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.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.