What is Economics?

Economics is one of the most relevant subjects offered at A-level! It aims to help students understand how the UK economy works and how global economic issues affect the United Kingdom and its people. In Economics, students will analyse the contextual issues we face today in terms of employment, inflation, economic growth and the United Kingdom’s international trade position.

Why study this course?

Students will gain an insight into how global and national governments/markets interact with each other, widening their mindset and knowledge of the world around them. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the performance of the UK Economy and the economy in other nations such as: The European Union, America, China and emerging economies like Africa and the BRIC Nations (In economics, BRIC is a grouping acronym that refers to Brazil, Russia, India and China, which are all deemed to be at a similar stage of newly advanced economic development). Prospective students will also gain many transferable skills, such as: critical thinking, data analysis and essay writing. This course will equip you with the skills needed to pursue higher education.

How is the course assessed?

We teach the AQA Specification.

AS: Two papers at the end of year 12 (Paper 1 – Microeconomics, Paper 2 – Macroeconomics).

A Level: Three papers at the end of year 13 (Paper 1 – Microeconomics, Paper 2 – Macroeconomics and Paper 3 – All A-level content)

Who is the course suitable for?

Students are expected to have at least 5 passes at GCSE with a minimum requirement of Grade 6 in English and Maths at GSCE. They should have an enquiring mind and have a love for reading.

Progression options

Economics is a highly respected A-level by universities for a range of courses. People who have done well in Economics will be equipped with a great deal of world knowledge. have learned some very useful skills such as a high level of attention to detail, analysis, economic modelling and evaluation that will make them highly sought after as they will become suitable for a wide range of university courses and ultimately careers in Finance, Investment Banking, Accountancy, Law, Politics. Management, Business and of course Economics itself.