This course will appeal to girls who have an enquiring mind and would like to learn the reasons behind government economic decisions. If you have ever questioned ‘why’ when listening to the news and thought that you could make better decisions than the Chancellor of the Exchequer, then this could be the course for you. The course is assessed through a mixture of question styles, from calculations and data interpretation through to essay questions.

You will cover both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks at how individual markets work. For example, analysing why the government taxes some goods and subsidises others. Macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole. For example, you will learn about the reasons behind decisions on interest rates, benefit levels, trade policy and unemployment reduction.

Economics is a rigorous and traditional subject, and it is highly regarded by universities. You will have demonstrated your ability to write at length, as well as to analyse graphical and numerical data. The broad base of skills learned will ensure that you are desirable to the top universities, whether you would like to study an Economics related degree or something else entirely!