Economics A Level

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


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Closing Date for applications is Friday 12th February 2021.

Any applications received after this date will be treated as a late application. 

What is the course about?

The course aims to develop a thorough comprehension of how the UK and global economies operate so that students can analyse how current economic issues and problems affect our daily lives. In Year 1 students are introduced to both Microeconomics and Macroeconomics and topics studied include demand and supply, markets and market failure as well as UK economic policy in recent years. The course starts with the foundations and builds layer upon layer of understanding: every topic covered will have a distinct purpose and link to the examinations.

For whom is the course suitable?

The course will appeal to students who are interested in understanding how the global and European economies operate. Students who enjoy analysing and evaluating economic problems and working with theoretical models and data benefit from the course. It will also provide a valuable insight into the world of politics and the environment in which the financial institutions and the Business community operate. Much of the content is mathematical and students will require at least a grade 6 in GCSE Mathematics Higher level.

Teaching Methods and Homework commitment

A variety of approaches will be used, including note-taking, the use of case studies and the evaluation of current media and global indicators. Students will be expected to complete additional assignments, including research projects on current economic issues using theories learned in class and up-to-date information and data from newspapers and magazines. Students will also learn how to structure and write effective, critical and intelligent essays under timed conditions. 

What could I go on to do at the end of the course?

Economics is a challenging, progressive subject which can be useful for a wide variety of careers. Business, politics, law, banking, accountancy, insurance, journalism and management are just a few of the many areas that appreciate an understanding of economic policies, problems and issues. Knowledge of Economics will also help students embarking on degree courses in Business Studies, Accountancy, Geography, Mathematics, Sociology, Social Work, Politics and Law.

Method of Study and Assessment

A Level Course

Unit 1 Microeconomics

Markets and Market Failure

Written paper  2 hours

33.3% of A level

Unit 2 Macroeconomics

The National and International Economy

Written paper 2 hours

33.3% of A level

Unit 3

Economic Principles & Issues

Multiple Choice & Written paper 2 hours

33.3% of A level

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