A Level Economics


Introduction to this course

Economics is an interesting and challenging subject that looks at how society sets about meeting people’s demands for things they need and want. The subject looks at the world from the view of Microeconomics, the economics of the individual and Macroeconomics, at both a national and international level.



How to Apply?

You can find out more about applying here



Entry Requirements

You will need five GCSEs grade A* - C including maths and English at grade B or above.



Duration of this course

AS Level is a one year course and A Level is a two year course. Enrolment is only in September.



Career Prospects

You can apply for university study programmes in a wide range of subjects, including Business and Social Sciences, whilst some students enter Business Apprenticeships in local/multi-national companies.  An understanding of Economics is important in all industries but it has a special relevance to the financial sectors, such as banking, insurance and investment.



How will I be assessed?

Formal assessment will be through exam.



Course content/units

Mandatory Units
  • Economics: Markets and Market Failure
  • Economics: The National Economy

  • Expenses for this course

    Recommended textbook - Approximately £18.