Economics AS/A2 at Lawrence Sheriff School
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.