Economics A-Level at Capital City Academy
You must be interested in current affairs, willing to read extensively and undertake independent research. Successful students are those that regularly watch the news and are able to apply much of the theory they have been taught. Being confident with mathematical calculations and the ability to develop written responses are key attributes that will help secure a good grade in Economics.
Theme 1 - Introduction to markets and market failure, microeconomic concepts
Theme 2 - The UK Economy - performance and policies, microeconomic concepts
Theme 3 - Business behaviour and the labour market
Theme 4 - A global perspective
You will need Mathematics and English GCSEs at grade 6. Students entering the Level 3 Academic Pathway must have an APS of 42 or above.
Paper 1 will assess microeconomics and questions will be drawn from themes 1 and 3 (worth 35% of total qualification), paper 2 will assess macroeconomics and questions will be drawn from themes 2 and 4 (worth 35% of total qualification) and paper 4 will assess content on all four themes (worth 30% of total qualification). The assessment of quantitative skills in Economics will include at least GCSE mathematical skills as a minimum of 15% of the overall AS and 20% of the overall A level marks.
A Level Economics is an appropriate foundation for higher education in Economics and many other subjects. It is a subject that is highly respected by all the main universities due to its emphasis on analysis and evaluation skills and application to the real world. It is also an appropriate entry qualification for a wide range of business and professional service careers. Most major companies in the world have economists working for them as the skills learned on this course are much in demand in business. The government offers many jobs for economists, many of them involving travel around the world.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Capital City Academy directly.