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Economics A Level at Harrow College

Course description

Linked to completing the AS course, this course would suit anyone interested in a career in banking insurance commerce and industry or going on to a related degree course with appropriate entry qualifications. If you have an interest in economic affairs and a desire to explore issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life.

Course content

You will learn how to apply economic concepts and theories in a range of contexts and to appreciate their value and limitations in explaining real-world phenomena. You will also be taught how to analyse, explain and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy, the role of Government within it and how to participate effectively in society as a citizen, producer and consumer.

Lectures, class discussions, group activities, case studies.

Entry requirements

The course will be part of a package of A level subjects appropriate for university entrance. It is essential that students successfully complete the AS level before commencing the A2 course. Students must complete 4 units to gain the full A level Award.


All units are externally assessed through examinations sat in May/June. You should at the end of the course achieve an A to E grade pass in A level Economics. Awarding Body: OCR.

Financial information

Please see our information on fees and bursaries on the Young Learners (16+) pages of the website. Any fees paid for full time programmes are non refundable. Please contact Admissions if you would like further information or advice.

Future opportunities

The course will be part of a package of A level subjects appropriate for university entrance. Students could also gain employment in an organisation at a junior level. Economics provides an excellent foundation for professional careers and higher education courses in business, finance, banking, accountancy, law, insurance, marketing, personnel and management.

Further information

Equipment or materials:

A Level Economics textbook. Calculator.

Additional costs:

A Level Economics textbook. Visits to conferences and organisations.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Harrow College directly.

Last updated date: 10 March 2016
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