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Economics A Level at Bacon's College

Course description

Economics is really about issues that confront us all. As such, students are expected to keep abreast of contemporary issues through regular wider reading and engagement with financial literature.

Economics aims to develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories and help students to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining current economic issues. Applicants will also be expected to apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts, appreciating their strengths and weaknesses in explaining current issues that confront the world we live in.

A-Level Economics focuses on the performance of the UK economy and other major economies and will teach students to analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the UK economy and the role of the government within it.

Course content


ECON1: Markets and Market Failure

ECON2: The National Economy


ECON3: Business Economics and the Distribution of Income

ECON4: National and International Economics

Entry requirements

Students are expected to have at least 5 A*-C grades at GCSE, including at least a ‘B’ grade in GCSE Mathematics and a ‘B’ grade in English Language or Literature.



Future opportunities

Economics is highly respected as an A-level by universities for all sorts of courses. They know that if people have done well in Economics they will be equipped with a great deal of knowledge and have learned some very useful skills that will make them suitable for a wide range of courses such as Finance, Investment Banking, Politics, Mathematics, Law, Accountancy, Management, Business and, of course, Economics itself.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Bacon's College directly.

Last updated date: 11 June 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years


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