Economics A Level Linear at City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College
Now is an exciting time to study Economics as economic decisions and activities impact on many different areas of society and our everyday lives, from interest rate changes and taxation to football transfer prices (to name but a few). You will develop a range of skills that will enable you to progress within a business environment.
Topics you will study:
- Micro economics
- Macro economics
- Fiscal policy
- Monetary policy
- Opportunity cost
- The invisible hand
- The economic cycle
- Financial markets and commodities
Four GCSEs grade A-C, preferably including Maths and English. This is a guideline rather than a requirement and the college will create a programme most suitable for you as an individual.
Awarding Body: AQA
Assessment: Exam 100%
This course is free to students aged 16-19 years old
Many students progress to university to study economics and business related degrees which will support a career in a graduate management role.
Since 2000, A Levels have been MODULAR courses, which means that exams have been taken in the first and second year of the course. In the past, the first year, or AS year, has contributed to 50% of the overall A Level grade and the remaining 50% contributed to the overall grade at the end of the second year of study.
From September 2015, Economics will change and become LINEAR. This means all exams will be taken at the end of two years of study. The philosophy of the reform is that the rigour of A levels will not change and in the main the breadth and depth of content will not change. These changes aim to prepare young people better for the demands of employment and further study. They will give pupils, parents, teachers, universities and employers greater confidence in the integrity and reliability of our qualifications system.
To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Careers Personal Adviser in school or speak to your teachers. Attend a college Open Evening and chat to our teaching staff, college careers staff and Liaison Team
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College directly.