Economics (A Level)

Now is an exciting time to study economics as economic decisions and activities impact on many different areas of society and our everyday lives, from interest rate changes and taxation to football transfer prices (to name but a few).

Studying Economics gives you the opportunity to look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives and studies how people, businesses and the government make decisions about how to allocate their scarce resources. Economists are often in healthy debate with each other over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinions. In studying Economics you will develop a range of skills, including: how to write reports at length and making sense of data.

Economics can be combined with a wide range of subjects particularly Mathematics, Business Studies or Accounting.


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Course Insight Subject Highlights

Topics you will study:
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Fiscal policy
  • Monetary policy
  • Opportunity cost
  • The invisible hand
  • The economic cycle
  • Globalisation
  • Politics
  • Financial markets and commodities
Progression Routes – What’s in it for me?

Many students progress to university to study economics and business related degrees which will support a career in a graduate management role.

Assessment:                  Awarding Body:

Exams -100%                                  AQA







Key Features:

Get the answers to important Economic questions:

  • Why did we have a recession?
  • What is the government doing to support growth?  Why is our money worth less?
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How we will help you to boost your CV by developing your skills and qualifications…

The Economics A Level develops your skills in analysis, decision making and problem solving. This is combined with an excellent revision programme to support you in exam preparation. Economics classes often include guest speakers from the industry and trips to the Bank of England, Parliament and university lectures. This course is highly regarded by employers and universities as it develops your independence of thought, ability to apply logic to problems and resilience.

What our students say…

“Economics lessons are fun and interesting and the teacher helps me understand difficult concepts.”

“Studying Economics has made me want to pursue the subject further at university.”

“The support I received from day one was excellent, the teachers at the College provided me with all the suuport I needed to get high grades in my exams.”