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Advanced Higher Economics (Course Code: C722 77)

SCQF Level 7 (32 SCQF credit points)

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Why study Economics?

Economics is about choice and its impact. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and businesses.

Studying Economics will help you understand and make use of economic information. You will learn to analyse, interpret, predict and explain the actions of individuals, businesses and governments to various economic situations. You will develop an appreciation of how markets and governments work and how the decisions taken in these economic contexts affect our daily lives.

Economics is therefore a useful subject for many students, particularly if you are interested in a career in business or finance, central or local government.

What do I need to get in?

This is at the discretion of the school/college but you would normally be expected to have attained one of the following:

What will I study?

The course comprises three compulsory units and an assessment.

Economic Markets: Structures and Intervention (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

National and Global Economic Issues (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

Researching an Economic Issue (8 SCQF credit points)

In this unit you will:

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment (8 SCQF credit points)

The course assessment has two components with a total of 120 marks:

For Component 2, you will select and research an appropriate economic issue to produce a report.

The question paper will be set and marked externally by SQA.

Your work will be assessed by your teacher on an ongoing basis throughout the course. You must pass both units and the course assessment to gain the course qualification.

The course assessment is graded A-D. Your grade will depend on the total mark for all the units in your course.

What can I go on to next?

Further study, training or employment in:

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