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Economics AS & A Level at NewVIc

Course description

Are you interested in how an economy works and the role of money? Are you curious about what affects interest, tax, exchange and employment rates? Are you curious about imports and exports? How do interest rates affect you? Are you interested in Britain’s development and role in a global economy? If so, you will enjoy this subject.

Course content

The course will focus on:

  • competitive markets – how they work and why they fail
  • how economies are managed
  • business economics and economic efficiency
  • global economy and international trade
On the course you will:
  • carry out extensive research of several countries and their development
  • engage in an in-depth study of current economic events
  • write clear and concise essays

Please note: Economics is a challenging A-level that requires lots of research and analytical skills. You are strongly advised to investigate the demands of this subject before choosing it as one of your subject options.

To be successful you must be confident in your numerical skills and demonstrate a strong academic ability.

Entry requirements

You will need to have averaged grade B in the majority of your GCSEs and have at least a grade 6 in Mathematics.


You will be assessed through examinations consisting of unseen data questions, multiple choice questions and structured essays.

Future opportunities

You will have access to a wide range of higher education opportunities and careers. These include Politics, Law, Banking, Insurance, Business, Accountancy, Journalism, the Civil Service and Public Administration.

Further information

We discourage students from combining Business and Economics (because of their overlap), except as part of a five AS-level programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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    • Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) is London's largest sixth form college, offering full-time courses for 16 to 19-year-olds. NewVIc offers over 50 A Level subjects, 31 level 2 and 3 vocational programmes, as well as foundation, entry level and ESOL programmes.

      It is a diverse and friendly learning community, with an outstanding record of achievement. In 2013, 767 students progressed to university (91% of all applicants); 130 students gained places at the most selective universities, including 60 at Russell Group universities.

      The NewVIc Honours Programme is unique and provides academically gifted students with specialist pathways, a tailored curriculum and support for progression to the most selective universities.

      NewVIc has excellent sports facilities and is one of four London colleges accredited with Sports Leadership status. The college's extra-curricular enrichment programme is aimed at developing employability and leadership skills through various activities including mentoring, the Student Union and volunteering in the community.