Economics A Level at West Hatch High School
The course provides a solid foundation for studies at a higher level in business and economics : Courses in business management, business administration, accountancy and finance, human resource management, marketing, retail management, tourism management, international business. It provides a very good foundation for a wide range of careers of which the most direct may be in the commercial world, eg in banking, sales, product management or general management. Business and management skills are also desirable in public sector organisations or charities.
Students can progress on to economics or business degree, with a focus on theory or a degree in applied economics such as environmental economics, labour economics, public sector economics or monetary economics. They may study a business economics or mathematical economics degree, or study economics or business with other subjects, eg politics, philosophy or history, as a combined degree. Some universities require A level mathematics whilst others only ask for a good GCSE grade in mathematics. Post university employment rates of economists are among the highest for graduates likely to find employment in finance, banking, insurance, accountancy, management and consultancy or professional economists.
Students must achieve a minimum grade B in Maths to study this course and A* - B in Economics if taken at GCSE.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Hatch High School directly.