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Economics A Level at Canons High School

Course description

The course would suit anyone with an interest in learning about how an economy runs. It is particularly useful for students going on to a related degree course.

Course content

If you have an interest in economic affairs and a desire to explore why and how the study of economics contributes to an understanding of the modern world, you’ll enjoy this course. Economics is the study of how resources are used to meet the needs of the people.  It involves the analysis of decisions made: what is produced; how much is produced and by what method; and how goods and services are allocated.  Economics aims to develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions.


  • Microeconomics – Markets and Market Failure
  • Macroeconomics – The National Economy
  • Business Economics
  • The Global Economy
  • Themes in Economics

Entry requirements

6 GCSE grades A*-C. There is no requirement to have studied GCSE Business.


Exams 100%.

Future opportunities

Economics provides an excellent foundation for professional careers and higher education courses in business, finance, banking, accountancy, law, insurance, marketing, personnel, management, economics, politics, local government, social sciences and journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Canons High School directly.

Last updated date: 21 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 or 2 years