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Economics A Level at St Crispin's School

Course description

A level Economics is well-regarded amongst academic circles as well as in employment, as it shows students have a good understanding of how economics works. AS level Economics is a great complementary subject with A level choices such as ICT, Maths, English, History and Geography. It is advisable for most people to have a basic understanding of economics in today’s modern, fast-paced world where the economic situation is unstable.

This course will provide students with a detailed understanding of how an economy works. Students are kept up-to-date with the latest economic developments, including the current credit crunch and consequent recession and recovery. This course provides a fascinating insight into how markets operate. Students will learn to analyse and evaluate economic issues and are encouraged to voice their own opinions.

Course content


Unit 1 - Markets and market failure: demand and supply, government intervention, competitive markets and efficiency.

Unit 2 - The national economy: the economic cycle and economic performance, inflation and employment.


Unit 3 - Business Economics and the distribution of income: theory of the firm, labour markets, competition and monopolies, inequalities in income and wealth.

Unit 4 - The national and international economy: managing the national and international economy, fiscal and monetary policy.

Entry requirements

GCSE Maths and English Language at grade B or above.



Future opportunities

The course will help to provide students with evaluation and analytical skills that can be applied to most areas of further education and employment. Subject specific career paths include law, accountancy, marketing, insurance, banking, management, stockbroking and the civil service. Financial services is a leading industry in the UK. An A level in Economics gives students a strong foothold in this growing industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact St Crispin's School directly.

Last updated date: 09 June 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 - 2 Years