Economics A-level

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Our A-level in Economics equips students with the skills and confidence to explore more on how resources are allocated in the world around them. It leads on from GCSE and provides an excellent basis for further study at University or the apprenticeship route. By learning how to explain and evaluate economic problems and possible solutions, students will acquire a way of thinking as economists and develop a logical approach to thinking and reasoning.

What will I study in Economics A-level?

There are three mandatory components, focusing on microeconomics, macroeconomics and themes in economics. The third component offers an exciting opportunity for students to apply theories and concepts to up-to-date contexts.

In Microeconomics you will study the following: Introduction to microeconomics • The role of markets • Business objectives • Market structures • The labour market

In Macroeconomics you will study the following: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply • Economic policy objectives • Implementing policy • The global context • The financial sector

Themes in economics is a case study paper combining knowledge from the first two papers (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics).

 

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 5 GCSE's at Grade 4 or above, all from the core subjects and including a Grade 5 in Maths.

How will I learn?

Delievery will be in the classroom with a range of teaching methods by our experienced practitioners.

Students will have interactive lessons with group work, flipped learning and directed delivery.

How will I be assessed?

The end of course assessment structure is simple and straight-forward with no coursework, just three two-hour examinations at the end of the course for each of the three components.

You will also have formative assessment throughout the year to check knowledge, skills and application.

Are there any costs involved?

You should expect some small costs in the year for course booklets and stationary but this should not exceed £10.

FAQs

What can I go on to do after studying Economics?
Many of our students go on to study at Economics at University including Leeds, Bristol, London School of Economics and others.


What job opportunities are there in Economics?
There are many job opportunities in Economics including becoming an: -

Economics Consultant who use analysis and research skills to carry out studies regarding economic scenarios ~(like covid)

Actuary who applies advanced mathamatical and statistical skills to determine likelihood of events like fires, business failures and illness.

Credit Analyst conducts micoreonomical analysis of perspective clients to assess risks innvolved with loans and funds.

Financial Analyst researches companies, stocks, bonds and industries then write reports for seniors to make investment decisions.

 

 


I haven't done Economics at GCSE, does that matter?
No it does not matter that you have not done Economics at GCSE. As long as you enjoy charts, graphs and numbers and have a positive work ethic you will be just fine.


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A Level
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