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Economics A Level at Warwickshire College Group

Course description

Economics is designed for students who have not studied the subject before as well as those who may have followed a GCSE (or similar) course.  It is a stimulating and enjoyable course as well as being a great introduction to the many varied job and career possibilities in economics today.

Course content

Topics you will study - AS Level: 

The Operation of Markets and Market failure

  1. Economic methodology and the economic problem
  2. Price determination in competitive markets
  3. Production, costs and revenue
  4. Markets mechanism
  5. Market failure and government intervention

The National Economy in a global context 

  1. Measurement of macroeconomic performance
  2. How the macro economy works
  3. Economic performance
  4. Macroeconomic policy

A Level

Individual firms and Markets  Market failure

Includes the content in The Operation of Markets and Market Failure (above) plus: 

  1. Perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly
  2. The labour market
  3. The distribution of income and wealth, poverty and inequality

The National and International Economy

 Include the content in the National Economy in a global context (above) plus:

  1. Financial markets and monetary policy
  2. Fiscal policy and supply side policies
  3. The international economy

Entry requirements


Please complete an on-line application form.


Full level 2


Minimum of 5 GCSE's achieved at grade 4 (C) or above to include a minimum of a grade 5 (high C) in  Maths and a grade 6 (B) in English/English Language.

Offers are subject to a satisfactory School Report. 


At AS Level there are two written examinations.  Each exam consists of objective test questions and data response questions.  For A level students there are three exams one each for markets and market failure and the national and international economy, both consist of data response questions and an essay question. The third exam is economic principles and issues and consists of multiple choice questions and a case study. These exams will be taken at the end of the two year course.

Future opportunities

Economics A level can lead to a wide range of career options because of the skills that are developed. It can be studied on its own at university or combined with a range of other subjects for example mathematics, politics or geography.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Warwickshire College Group directly.

Last updated date: 19 January 2017
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