The A level in Economics course consists of three mandatory components, focusing on microeconomics, macroeconomics and themes in economics. The course has been designed to help you:
Economics is an established academic subject and, as such, provides an excellent base for progression into higher education. Economists are highly sought after – in fact economists are in the top 5 most highly paid graduates.
You will experience a variety of teaching methods and styles, but the course is mainly classroom based. There are options to visit businesses, attend academic workshops and hear from visiting business people. The school has string connections with companies such as Lloyds, PWC and M&G, and also benefits from a range of industry led activities.
This is a simple course, which assessed by means of three, 2 hour written examinations. The topics are as follows:
You will be expected to spend around 5 hours per week outside lesson time to study independently and complete set work.
There is no formal requirement for a GCSE in Economics for entry onto this A Level course as all of the required subject content and skills are taught within the specification. It is important, however, that all students have an excellent level of literacy and numeracy, as well as an avid interest in politics, finance, business and current affairs.