COURSE CONTENT AND AIMS

YEAR 1

Nature of economics
How markets work
Market failure
Government intervention
Measures of economic performance
Aggregate demand
Aggregate supply
National income
Economic growth
Macroeconomic objectives and policy

YEAR 2

Business growth
Business objectives
Revenue, costs and profits
Market structures
Labour market
Government intervention
International economics
Poverty and inequality
Emerging and developing economies
The financial sector
Role of the state in the macroeconomy

TRIPS AND VISITS

Bank of England – London
Student Investor Challenge

PROGRESSION

Economics students develop the kind of skills that employers demand and often progress to work for large corporations, banks and the government. A qualification in Economics can also support careers such as marketing, law, journalism or teaching.

The top seven degree courses taken by students who have A level Economics are:  economics, business, politics, accounting, management, maths and finance.

ASSESSMENT

At the end of the two year course you will sit three two hour written exams.

Each exam will be worth one third of the A level paper.

The paper will feature a range of question styles including multiple choice questions, short answer questions, essay questions, data response questions and case studies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

For admission to A Level Economics, our usual minimum requirements are:

  • Five GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including English & Maths.