What does the course involve?

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.

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!

Course Outline

Course Components
4 Units:

Markets and Market Failure
The National Economy
Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
The National and International Economy

100% exam
3 papers at the end of the course – 2 hours each

At the end of the course. You will also be assessed regularly throughout the course via directed study, class tests and major assessments at key times during the year.

Exam Board 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 and above. You should have at least two GCSEs at grade 6, with English and Maths at minimum grade 5.


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 many politicians and those aspiring to work in the business world. An A Level in Economics qualifies you to study Economics at University, or to go into a business-related apprenticeship or employment in a range of sectors.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the college allocate places to students?

All applicants will be invited to attend an admissions interview. An offer of a place to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College is made subject to you meeting the College's standard entry grade requirements.

How much does it cost to study at Cadbury Sixth Form College?

There are no tuition fees for 16-18 year-olds. Students are asked to pay a £25 book deposit when they enrol at the college, however this is returned at the end of the two years of study when all books and resources have been returned to the college. Some subjects will offer field trips which may impose some additional costs, however these costs will be kept to a minimum and these field trips are not compulsory.

When does enrolment take place?

Enrolment takes place from GCSE Results Day. Further details about enrolment and a date/time for your individual appointment will be sent to you in a letter over the summer holiday. Enrolment takes on average 1-2 hours.

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