Sixth Form Induction and Welcome

All students hoping to join our Sixth Form in September are encouraged to follow our latest Instagram page (click here to visit our Sixth Form Induction page) where you will be able to ask questions of our current Sixth Form Senior Team and find out more about life in the WKGS Sixth Form. You are also encouraged to access the transition work that has been posted to help you make the step from GCSE to A-level (wkgs.org/summer-work).

Year 7 Induction and Welcome

We have created a new page on our website for Year 6 students who will be joining us in September with some resources and activties to help you get to know our school and what life is like at West Kirby. Please visit wkgs.org/y7-transition for the latest information and some material to introduce to our school community.

Mrs M Roberts
Summer Work 2020
Entry Requirements

Grade 6 in GCSE Maths 

Exam Board

Pearson (Edexcel)

Why Choose Economics?

To change the world, you need to understand it. And to understand it, you need ECONOMICS!

Students taking this course should have an investigative and enquiring mind. During the course we debate global issues; explore and present alternative courses of action; keep up to date with national and international trends; research local, national and international economic and business environments.

What is Involved?

The full A-level has three examination papers, which cover aspects of micro and macroeconomics.

Paper 1 consists of Theme 1 (An introduction markets and market failure) and Theme 4 (A global perspective).

Topics include: The nature of economics; how markets work; market failure; government intervention; international economics; poverty and inequality; emerging and developing economies; the financial sector; role of the state in the macroeconomy.

Paper 2 consists of Theme 2 (The UK economy; performance and policies) and Theme 3 (Business behaviour and the labour market).

Topics include: measures of economic performance; aggregate demand; aggregate supply; national income; economic growth; macroeconomic objectives and policy; business growth; business objectives; revenues, costs and profits; market structures; labour market; government intervention.

Paper 3 requires knowledge and understanding of all four themes based on a pre- released topic.

All papers include live case studies and data response questions.

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