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Economics Standard Level Group 3

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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



Applications are open for our Sixth Form. We don't accept applications through Kent Choices - please visit our website to apply by following this link:

Economics is a subject that changes every day and where we can debate issues that really matter to students, from university fees to why footballers are (perhaps) not overpaid! Economics develops a wide range of skills including structuring an effective argument, cogent writing, quantitative skills, integrating theory and practice and, most of all, a spirit of enquiry about how the world works. Studying Economics will help students understand the issues that lie behind news stories, equip them for debate and help them see aspects of the world in a new – and possibly, more critical – way.


Diploma 1: Micro and Macroeconomics. Higher Level includes the Theory of the Firm. Diploma 2: International and Development economics. Higher Level includes a quantitative element delivered across the two years of the course. Teaching is practical and makes use of a wide Students participate in a range of activities including competitions, lectures and visits, for example to businesses, factories and museums.

What do students say?

“Economics relates to our everyday lives and pops up in the news so often, by studying it my understanding of world affairs is greater!” Tabbi

How will it be delivered?

Standard Level

Portfolio of 3 commentaries based upon the SL syllabus sections. (20%)

Microeconomics (40%)

Macroeconomics (40%)

Higher Level

Portfolio of 3 commentaries based upon the SL and HL syllabus sections. (20%)

Microeconomics (30%)

Macroeconomics (30%)

Numerical Paper (20%)

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Standard Level requirement is 6, Higher Level requirement is 7 in English or Mathematics. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole

Your next steps...

An increasing number of students go on to study Economics and related courses such as Business, International Relations, Politics and Philosophy at university. A recent student gained a place for Economics at Trinity College, Cambridge and current students are applying for LSE, Cambridge, Durham, Exeter, Bristol and Leeds, among other destinations.


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