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Economics IB Higher Level

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code 5011198X
Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Economics is a dynamic, applied social science which helps you to understand what is happening in the UK and world economy. It deals with questions such as:

Why should we put a tax on sugar? How can we achieve economic growth without damaging the environment? Economics uses scientific methodologies which are applied to real-world problems facing consumers, producers and governments.


Specific Content:

1. Microeconomics

2. Macroeconomics

3. International Economics

4. Development Economics

How will it be delivered?

How Assessed:

3 written examination papers, plus three 750-word written internal assessments where students are expected to apply economic theory and models to analyse news article on real world events.

Paper 1 (1.5 hours) comprises a choice of essay questions on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.

Paper 2 (1.5 hours) comprises a choice of Data Response questions on Internal Economics and Development Economics.

Paper 3 (HL only - 1 hour) examines only on the mathematical and quantitative aspects of the course.

Entry requirements

GCSE in Mathematics at Grade 6 and above

To study our International Baccalaureate Diploma you need to choose six subjects. Students also have timetabled sessions for Theory of Knowledge and Creativity, Action & Service.

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Your next steps...

Your time spent at Parkside Sixth will equip you with qualifications and experiences which will make you desirable candidates for a whole variety of Higher Educational and employment opportunities. Your learning mentor, the Careers Advisor and Head of Sixth will all be valuable sources of information and guidance regarding your next steps and their advice will be supported by resources in the library and common rooms.


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