Economics is about more than just money. It is about understanding the kind of decisions people make, and why they make them. If you choose to study A-level Economics, you will be able to understand complex and important issues, such as poverty, tax rates and inflation.
- A minimum of five GCSEs (with two at grade 6, and three at grade 4).
- English at grade 4 and maths at grade 6.
- Desired G-Score 5.8
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A-Level Economics is valued by many industries due to its contemporary nature and the diversity of academic skills it helps develop. The subject has been studied by manypoliticians and those aspiring to work in the business world. Studying Economics at A Level allows progression on to studying the subject at university or a business related apprenticeship and employment in a range of sectors.
Economics provides a framework to help you analyse and understand how firms meet consumer demands and how wealth is shared. You will study Micro Economics looking at individual firms and Macro Economics which examines national and international economies.
You will also learn many practical skills like being able to read statistics, make better financial decisions, and avoid making mistakes. In other words, a degree in economics can be used in nearly every aspect of your life!
4 Units over the course:
Unit 1 – ECON1
Economics: Markets and Market Failure Unit 2 – ECON2
Economics: The National Economy Unit 3 – ECON3
Economics: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
Unit 4 – ECON4
Economics: The National and International Economy
100% examination at the end of the course. Your work will be assessed regularly throughout the course via directed study, class tests and major assessments at key times throughout the year.
100 % exam
3 papers at the end of the course - 2 hours each