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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

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Economics

Welcome to the Economics Department, part of the Vocational Faculty.  Our department offers Economics GCSE (AQA) and A level Economics (Edexcel).  Be believe that our department equips students with the skills they need to function effectively in the workplace, may this be numeracy, analytical skills, how to work in teams or understand their place in an organisation. 

Year 10 GCSE Economics

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Money

By the end of this unit students will appreciate how and why people save and borrow money, they will understand that these decisions are based on their age and personal circumstances and attitudes.  They will understand the consequences of these decisions.

Autumn Term 2

Money

By the end of this unit students will appreciate how and why people save and borrow money, they will understand that these decisions are based on their age and personal circumstances and attitudes.  They will understand the consequences of these decisions.

Spring Term 1

Work

By the end of this unit students will appreciate how the working patterns people choose to undertake is affected by their age and personal circumstances and attitudes.  They will understand the consequences of these decisions.  They will understand various forms of remunerations and issues related to benefits.

Spring Term 2

Work

By the end of this unit students will appreciate how the working patterns people choose to undertake is affected by their age and personal circumstances and attitudes.  They will understand the consequences of these decisions.  They will understand various forms of remunerations and issues related to benefits.

Summer Term 1

National Economy

By the end of this unit students will understand the decisions made about what to make or produce in this country affects our competitiveness as a nation.  They will understand how our economy has changed overtime and why this has occurred.  They will understand the importance of international trade to all economies in the world.

Summer Term 2

National Economy

By the end of this unit students will understand the decisions made about what to make or produce in this country affects our competitiveness as a nation.  They will understand how our economy has changed overtime and why this has occurred.  They will understand the importance of international trade to all economies in the world.

 

Year 11 GCSE Economics

Term

Unit(s) of Work

Summary

Autumn term 1

Europe

By the end of this unit students will understand how the EU operates, the reasons for it and why it can be of benefit to the UK economy.  They will also understand the how the Euro operates and appreciate any problems associated with a single currency.

Autumn Term 2

Macro Economics

By the end of this unit students will understand how the country operates and why governments have aims which they try to meet.  They will understand concepts such as inflation, monetary policy, fiscal policy and international trade.

Spring Term 1

Study of a global economic theme given by exam board.

By the end of this unit students will fully understand the theme set by the exam board, for example globalisation and be fully prepared to write extended answers in timed conditions.

Spring Term 2

Study of a global economic theme given by exam board.

By the end of this unit students will fully understand the theme set by the exam board, for example globalisation and be fully prepared to write extended answers in timed conditions.

Summer Term 1

Revision

Students revise all units and practice exam technique ready for their examinations.