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Economics & Business A Level at Cotswold Edge Sixth Form

Course description

Course outline Students are introduced to economics through building knowledge of core microeconomic, macroeconomic and business concepts, and applying that knowledge to business contexts and evidence relating to the macroeconomic environment.

Course content

Theme 1: Markets, consumers and firms

Theme 2: The wider economic environment 

Entry requirements

For all Level 3 courses, students are expected to have achieved a minimum of 5 GGSEs at grade C or equivalent. For A Levels this should include both English and Maths.


AS level consists of 2 themes or units which both contribute 50% to the overall grade. Assessment consists of 2 externally assessed exams of 1 hour 30 minutes each. 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.

Future opportunities

Students can progress from this qualification to: • higher education courses such as economics degrees with a focus on theory, or degrees in applied economics such as environmental economics, labour economics, public sector economics or monetary economics.

Alternatively, students may choose to study a business economics, mathematical economics or business degree • a wide range of careers in any area of business but including finance, banking, insurance, accountancy, management and consultancy, to becoming professional economists

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cotswold Edge Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 21 July 2015

Key information

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