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Economics B (Economics & Business) at High Storrs

Course description

Edexcel A Level Economics B (a combination of Business and Economics)


Course content

Students are introduced to Economics through building knowledge of core microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, and by investigating economic theory through real-world businesses and the environments in which they operate. Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessment and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies.

Key topics previous A Level students have thoroughly enjoyed include: understanding how trading blocs work and the implications of these on businesses, analysing the effects of inequality and how poverty can be reduced, evaluating why some markets fail, evaluating the ethical issues of MNCs, exchange rates, global marketing and banking regulation.

The course will be taught through discussions and debates in class, visiting speakers, visits to organisations and the use of ICT as a research tool. Reading a quality daily newspaper, having appropriate Apps (such as the BBC news App) and following key Business and Economics journalists on Twitter and Facebook will help you to keep up-to-date and enable you to apply your economics theory to everyday life.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five Grade 9 - 4 / A*-C at GCSE. This MUST include at least a Grade 4 / Grade C in English Language


Grade 4 / C or BTEC Level 2 in Business (if studied) and Grade 5 in Maths



Paper 1 – 35%

  • Markets, consumers and firms
  • Making markets work

Paper 2 – 35%

  • The wider economic environment
  • The global economy

Paper 3 – 30%

  • The economic environment and business (based on pre-release material)

Future opportunities

The course enables students to develop their problem solving skills, critical thinking and communication skills. There is ample opportunity throughout the A Level to conduct independent research and present findings.

This course not only leads to a qualification to pursue further higher education but also the chance to discover how entrepreneurs create desirable products and viable business models.

Many of our students go on to invest further in their Business and Economic education and/or careers in Business.

This course combines well with many A Levels, particularly Sociology, Maths and History.

Further information

Click on the link for more information about entry to High Storrs and Economics B

How to apply

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Last updated date: 16 November 2017
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