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Economics AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School

Course description

Course overview

Economics has long been considered the choice

subject of many of society’s leaders. Economics

gives us an insight into the levers of wealth and

well-being. Economists today analyse problems in the

economy and attempt to create innovative ways to

correct them. The World needs bright young people

with a clear understanding of the challenges and

opportunities of the 21st Century global economy.

Studying A Level economics is a fabulous opportunity

to begin developing this understanding.

Course content

You can expect to:

• Learn the tools that economists use to understand

how markets and economies work, why they might fail

and how to improve them.

• Analyse and apply economic theories to a range

of real-world contexts but, by learning to think like

economists, you will learn a wide range of holistic


• Learn how to effectively structure a balanced

argument and how to evaluate the significance of

different factors over different timescales.

Entry requirements

There are no specific requirements for economics but,
to do well, students need to be literate and numerate.
Contrary to popular opinion, economics is not a
particularly mathematical subject at A Level but a grade
B at Maths GCSE is required.


100% examination.

Future opportunities

Where does it lead?
Many sixth form economists go on to take a degree in
the subject but many more will find that they have to
study some economics at university in courses such
as Finance, Business Studies, Surveying and Economic
History. Economics provides students with analytical and
evaluation skills which are useful in many other careers,
including financial services, business management and
consultancy, marketing, law, civil service and engineering.


Further information

Other useful information

• Economics is a topical and fluid subject and you are

encouraged to read widely from quality newspaper

and journal articles to a variety of digital sources.

• Text books used including `Economics A Level` - Alain


• There are six lessons a week, delivered by two


Students’ views …

“The AS course has made me much more aware of how

economies work and fail. I’ve really enjoyed the learning

experience in economics, particularly the discussions.”

“The economics course completely fulfilled my

expectations. I’d recommend all students study


“Economics fits really well with my other A Level

subjects. If you like thinking, this is the subject for you.”

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Lawrence Sheriff School directly.

Last updated date: 18 November 2015
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