Economics and Environmental Change – Extend Option

Economics and Environmental Change – Extend Option

Please note: This course is one of our Extend Options designed to be combined with other A Level programmes or BTEC Extended Certificate courses to make up a full timetable. If you are planning to study an A Level programme at Exeter College you will need to enrol on a four element programme, and cannot apply for this course on it’s own.

Why do this course?

This course is for you if you are interested in creating a compelling action plan that leaders could use to eliminate some of the most serious environmental issues we face. You will gain insights into some of the challenges leaders face in developing economic solutions to environmental problems and work out how these challenges can be overcome. This course is for you if you want to develop your research, problem-solving, analysis, teamwork, debating and presentation skills to the full.

What will it involve?

You will participate in workshops that help you to work effectively in a team to research and identify the most pressing environmental issues faced by our society. You will then develop an economic toolkit which you can apply to create a robust action plan. You will learn how to use interventionist policies to reduce issues such as; carbon emissions, increase recycling, redistribute wealth, improve working conditions and more. You will also develop you understanding of more modern, behavioural economics, policies to ‘nudge’ us all to make the right decisions to support a greener, more prosperous, future. You will learn how to effectively present a set of recommendations that are evidence based and well evaluated having considered the costs and benefits of what you propose.

How might it help in the future?

You will become more effective at researching, analysing problems and providing supported judgements. These skills will support you to succeed at A-Level and beyond. Your research and implementation plan will be far reaching fiving you relevant, topical, examples you can use in your university personal statement ad interviews. Working with others and presenting your plans will boost your confidence and build interpersonal skills which will prepare you for your future pathway.

  • Course Type School Leaver
  • Subject Area Science
  • Qualification Extend 🧩
  • Study Mode: Full Time Only
  • Course Level Level 3
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