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Economics and Business A Level at Teesdale School

Course description

Course structure

The course is built around a common mandatory unit looking at enterprise. You will be encouraged to think of a business idea and put it into practice, after careful market research.  You will also consider how the existence of other businesses and the economic climate will affect business decisions, and to assess how businesses can be financed and controlled in order to try and make a profit.

You will then, as a group, be able to choose a second unit to study from either Managing the Business, or Business Economics.

The unit on Managing the Business introduces key areas of business management including accountancy, human resources, marketing and operations management.

The alternative unit is on Business Economics.  This introduces work on understanding how prices are determined through supply and demand, how the amount of competition in market influences business behaviour, how businesses are affected by changes in the level of economic activity, and how governments can try and influence the economy through fiscal and monetary policy.

Students who choose to continue with the subject to A2 will start the second year with a mandatory unit on International business. This looks at the globalisation of business and the impact that multi-national enterprise have on national economies.

Students can then choose their final unit to complete the A2 course from Making Business Decisions or The Wider Economic Environment and Business.


A variety of assessment techniques will be used, including supported multiple choice questions, data response and case study questions and decision making exercises based on pre-issued material.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Teesdale School directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2015

Key information

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