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Course description

The principles of Economics rule the world of business, finance and commerce. How the country creates wealth and the way it is shared and distributed is of vital importance to us all. The study of Economics aims to offer students a stimulating challenge and insight into the way in which industry works and how the Government involves itself in the running of the country's economic affairs.

Students will develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through investigating the issues as they affect everyday life.  The course involves looking at the world in which we live and then evaluating and looking to provide explanations for real world phenomena.

Course content

The AS is structured into two themes:

Theme 1 - Introduction to markets and market failure

Theme 2 - the UK economy - performance and policies

The A Level course covers the above 2 themes and also 2 further themes

Theme 3 - Business behaviour and the labour market

Theme 4 - A global perspective

Entry requirements

5 A* to C grades at GCSE.


  • The two year A Level course has 3 exam papers sat at the end of the second year.
  • The one year AS Level course has 2 exam papers sat at the end of the first year.



Future opportunities

Economics opens many doors as it demonstrates the ability to solve problems in many ways, deal with data, as well as produce coherent arguments.  It is a discipline which enables the student to enter higher education in many areas.

Further information

Contact: Mr P Mason.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 November 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: AS in Year 12 and A2 in Year 13