Economics

Business, Administration and Law

Business, Administration and Law
Business, Administration and Law
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

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

Overview

Economics A Level is the right subject for you if you enjoy debating economics issues such as: 

  • Inequality, immigration and how we should pay for our healthcare
  • Using and interpreting data to analyse economic problems 
  • Discussing alternative courses of action 
  • Keeping up-to-date with national and international trends 

Details

In Theme 1 and Theme 2 you will be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail.  You will also consider the role of government and the UK economy.  

 In Theme 3 and Theme 4 you will explore how businesses grow and compete, the labour market and how the government intervenes to make markets work better.  You will also explore international trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and developing economies, and the public finances.  You will also have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.  

How will it be delivered?

Paper 1  

 Short answer, data response and essay questions on markets and business behaviour – this is the content you study in Themes 1 and 3.  

 Paper 2  

 Short answer, data response and essay questions on the national and global economy – this is the content you study in Themes 2 and 4.  

 Paper 3   

 The questions in the examination – data response and essay questions – cover concepts and theory from the whole of the course.  

Entry requirements

In order to study Economics at A Level you need a Grade 7 in GCSE Mathematics.  

 

Your next steps...

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other.  It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families, to the structures created by governments and firms.  An economic way of thinking can help you make better choices.