- Course Code: 7812
- Duration: 2 years
- Validated by: AEB, SEG & NEAB
- Study Mode: Full time
Economists are in great demand in all aspects of the business world, local and national governments and universities. It is a highly regarded subject that all universities accept as it develops analytical, quantitative, problem-solving and essay writing skills. A-Level Economics helps students develop an interest and enthusiasm for the subject and its contribution to the wider economic and social environment, whilst applying economic concepts and theories to a range of real world contexts. Students will develop an understanding of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.
- What will I study?
A-Level Economics looks at both microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Microeconomics gives students an opportunity to focus on the economic behaviour of individuals and to analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it. Macroeconomics is concerned with the ‘big picture’ aspects of economic management by government and subsequent policy decisions. Topics such as globalisation, international trade and the role of the financial sector are developed during the second year of study.
- Entry Requirements
In addition to the general Sixth Form entry requirements (5 Cs at GCSE or equivalent i.e. grade 4 in reformed GCSEs), you will also need a minimum of a GCSE Grade 5 in English Language (or equivalent).
A lively interest in current affairs both nationally and internationally is also desirable.
- How will I be assessed?
2 Exams in the first year (May) 3 Exams in the second year (micro and macro economics plus synoptic paper) (June)
- What can I do next?
Students usually progress into further study at university where an A Level in Economics could help you to get a place on a wide variety of degree courses, or alternatively provide a pathway into careers such as Corporate Strategy, Financial Services and Banking.
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