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Economics - A-Level at Pendleton Sixth Form College

Course description

Economics is the study of human choices and how society uses its resources. It examines this question from the point of view of individuals who get money mostly from working or from benefits and from the view of society where the government taxes us and spends the money or our behalf.

Course content

This course gives you the opportunity to learn about how the economy works and how it can be controlled. 

Topics covered include:

The operation of markets and market failure

The national and international economy

The labour market

Financial markets

The distribution of income and wealth (poverty and inequality)

Behavioural economics

Entry requirements

You would be expected to have 3 GCSE grades B/5s and 3 GCSE grades C./4s


This course is assessed by final examination. The exam will entail multiple choice, short answer, data interpretation and extended questions. You will be expected to complete homework each week and carry out wider reading

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who are an EU citizen.

Future opportunities

Economics students can go on to study law, accountancy, politics financial services, management, marketing and many other subjects. Economics is relevant to various industries such banking, insurance, business, civil service and accountancy.

Further information

You will have a mentor who will ensure that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 September 2018
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