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Economics A-level at Springwood High School

Course description

This course provides the opportunity for students to explore the world and how its resources are managed. The students develop skills in investigation, problem solving, creativity, analysis and evaluation whilst learning how countries, governments and businesses operate.

Course content

Students are encouraged to explore the world around them taking an interest in current affairs including politics and economic policy.

Typical topics include: Supply and demand; Globalisation; Exchange Rates; Elasticity; Market Structures; Market Failure; Macro Economic Objections; EU; National Minimum Wage; Trade Unions; Economic Policy.

Entry requirements

A minimum of five A* - C grades at GCSE including Maths and English. A minimum of B grade in English and Maths or Economics.


There are three two hour exams at A2 each worth 33% of the qualification.

Future opportunities

The broad scope and relevance of the subject makes it useful preparation for almost any degree course that contains an economic, financial or Business component or module. Students studying A -level Economics have gone on to work in a wide variety of occupations relating to finance and business.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years