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Economics - A Level

Available for applications

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Useful Information

Mode of Study: Full-time

Level: 3

Duration: 2 years 

Awarding/validation body:  Edexcel

Course Overview

The aims of the A/S Economics course are:

  • Appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment.
  • Develop an understanding and use of a range of concepts in a variety of different contexts.
  • Use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist.
  • Understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.
  • Develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes that will equip students for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

Course Highlights

In the first year of the course students will be introduced to:

Markets and Market Sailure - Students will consider how markets work, looking at how supply and demand interact to allocate resources in local, national, and international markets.

The UK Economy – Performance and Policies. Students will be introduced to the aggregate demand/aggregate supply model so that they can use it to analyse changes in real output and the price level.

Career Opportunities & Further Study
Students can progress onto university, apprenticeships and employment following this course.

2 Externally assessed papers.

Entry Requirements

Learners will typically have five GCSE’s at A* to C (9-1), including English and maths.

Maths must be a minimum of grade 5.

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