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Economics at Aston Academy

Course description

Economics is currently one of the most important aspects of our society as it affects business and the lives of people. It is no surprise therefore those students who study economics are in high demand in the business world; if the economy is today’s biggest problem for business then it is economists that they require. Economics is a well-respected qualification that university and employers hold in high regard.

Course content

Year 1 Paper 1: Concentrates on the micro economic environment. That of individual firms and consumers. Topics are things such as; Pricing and Competitive markets, Markets, Market Failure and Production. Paper 2: Concentrates on the macro economic environment. That of wider economic issues.Topics include, the National Economy, the flow of income and the economic performance of countries.

Year 2—develops the concepts from year 1. Paper 1: Individual economic decision making, the distribution of income & wealth, labour markets, pricing and competitive markets, markets, market failure, government intervention and production Paper 2: Financial Markets, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, The national economy, Macroeconomic problems and policy. The flow of income, Economic performance of countries and the international economy.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above, including Maths and English Language. 


100% examinations

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Future opportunities

As a subject, Economics lends itself to a wide variety of careers and not necessarily those in finance. Some of the career options you will have include:
Chartered account
Investment analyst
Financial risk analyst
Management consultant
Government officer
With an Economics qualification, you can find work in both the public and private sectors for a range of different companies over many different industries. Some people find work in areas including:
• Blue-chip companies
• Charities and voluntary organisations
• Banks and building societies
• Consultancies
• Insurance firms

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Adviser or a member of the Post 16 Team.

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: 07 November 2017
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