Economic and Business - AS / A Level at St Alban's Catholic High School
This qualification requires the investigation of economic concepts and theories through
real-world businesses and the environment in which they operate. Students use economic
theory to explain events and develop an understanding of the strategies employed by
businesses in responding to these events. This A Level is structured into four coherent
themes, Theme 1 introduces students to markets, consumers and firms, Theme 2
introduces students to the wider economic environment, Theme 3 explores the global
economy and Theme 4 explores making markets work.
Students can progress from this qualification to Higher education courses such as
Economics and Business degrees, degrees with a focus on theory, or degrees in applied
economics such as environmental economics, labour economics, public sector economics
or monetary economics. Alternatively, students may choose to study business economics,
business management, business administration, accountancy and finance, human
resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management and
The qualification provides a solid foundation for studies at a higher level. The qualification
may also lead on to a career in the commercial world, for example in banking, sales,
product management or general management. Business and management skills are also
considered desirable skills to have in public sector organisations or charities.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Alban's Catholic High School directly.