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Economics A-Level

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code EC-AL
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Why study Economics?

Economics is fundamental to our world. Any news programme will almost inevitably contain several economic issues. Do you want to understand these, develop your own views on them and consider what you feel the Government should or should not do about them? If so, then study Economics.


What will I study?

Course Content:


Paper 1: Microeconomics (33.3% of A-Level)

A 2 hour written exam, based on microeconomics.  Consists of a data response question and two essay questions (one of which will require a quantitative response)

Paper 2: Macroeconomics (33.3% of A-Level)

A 2 hour written exam, based on macroeconomics. Consists of a data response question and two essay questions (one of which will require a quantitative response)

Paper 3: Themes in economics (33.3% of A-Level)

A 2 hour written exam, based on microeconomic and macroeconomic themes. Consists of a series of 30 multiple choice questions. Learners will also be required to respond to a series of short answer and extended response questions based on an unseen economic theme.

Economics Extras

Economics students will be able to attend a range of visits and conferences relating to their course and wider Economics ideas and issues.

How will it be delivered?

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements:

5 x 5s

4 in English and Maths

Subject Specific Entry Requirements:

6 in Math GCSE


* Please note that Level 2 vocational courses are the equivalent of 1 GCSE and only 1 will be counted towards the A-Level pathway entry requirements

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What can I do with Economics after Sixth Form?

Economics provides an excellent range of knowledge and skills relevant to the study of many subjects at university and many jobs and professions. Economics is also a very popular degree subject in its own right. Many of those studying Economics at A-level decide to continue their study of the subject into higher education. Economics graduates are said to be some of the most employable graduates in the jobs’ market.


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