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AS and A2 level: Economics at Casterton College Rutland

Course description

Why study Economics? There has never been a more exciting time to study this subject as the world economic climate has gone through such a challenging period over the last couple of years. Some students link it to history, politics and law or sociology while others see it as a passage to a university related degree.

Course content

What will I study? The world economy and how it works including international trade, exchange rates, prices unemployment, industry and much more. Part of it is about the behaviour of individuals and firms within the economy and the other part is about how governments seek to manage economies.

Entry requirements

4 A levels – 5 grades at B at GCSE including English and Maths

3 A levels – 6 A*-C including Maths and English.

Nearest relevant GCSE to A level at B grade.


How will I study? The lessons will be a mixture of teacher led activity, workshops and student investigations. At times you will work in a group and at other times work individually. You will be expected to have a strong interest in current economic and business events and issues.

Future opportunities

Progression Economics is a highly respected subject which can lead on to many careers in the world of finance and business as well as politics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Casterton College Rutland directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years