How markets work together to generate national and global economies, how people make choices, in what way do those choices form markets leading to the development of interconnected globalised businesses. Investigating these issues is the reason I want to study a combined Economics degree. In Economics, I have really enjoyed studying the topics at A Level. I am ready to further develop my understanding of economic concepts at an undergraduate level allowing me to have the right platform to achieve my goals of pursuing a career in the Banking and Finance sector and gain an detailed understanding on how the economy is efficient and in what ways it can become better to maintain its output and economic growthThis course will allow me to establish the right skills to recognise how customers and organisations co-operate and act, how polices made by governments have an impact on the economy and in what way financial systems work. This will allow me to leave with a detailed understanding of economic issues in contemporary society, and of the global and national surroundings where economic actions take place.
Also, since the financial crisis, I always had an interest in Economics. My interest became stronger during the EU referendum.At A Level, I have studied Sociology, Economics, Business Studies and Level 3 BTEC Sport.
I’m also studying AS Finance Studies and AS Psychology. I have always had an interest in following a career in the banking industry and studying these subjects has cemented this aspiration for me. Sociology has given an understanding on the importance of social needs of society and the impact of changes in tastes on society. This has given me an understanding of what an economy needs to do maintain its economic growth.
In Sociology, I have studied Ethics and have been able to develop my awareness of the impact of human behaviour and what kind of an economic system is beneficial for consumers. Economics has given me a deeper understanding how changes in trade and the economic variables affect the economy. Sport has enabled me to develop my interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills.I helped to organise the KS3 and KS4 School cross country competitions which involved me taking a leadership role and using my communication skills.
Business Studies has been an invaluable subject to me and has prepared me to study economics because I have gained the knowledge and the understanding of its practice enabling me to develop key skills and the knowledge about the environment. AS Finance Studies has been essential by giving me an understanding of the how the banking system operates, what its key functions are etc. Finally, AS Psychology I studied attachment, this has given me the critical understanding about the interaction of human behaviour about how human relationships are formed which is similar to Economics having studied behavioural economics how consumers, firms and governments making decisions that will give them best utility but alternatively the conflicting objectives that may occur. I have been a school subject representative for Business Studies where I helped to represent the school’s sixth form in open evenings and effectively explained the suite of Business Studies qualifications and career options to aspiring year 11 students. Also, having worked at Amazon has given me the vital experience of what it will be like in the real life working environment having developed the right qualities and skills such as communication and teamwork. My interests outside of school include a range of sports, particularly football, which has further helped me to develop my teamwork and communication skills.I am eager to begin the next level of study in this subject, enabling me to gain a more in-depth understanding about the economic behaviour of individuals, multinationals and governments, which has led to globalisation and foreign direct investment and the bond consumers and firms have.