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Economics AS/A2 at Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School

Course description

It is an exciting time to study Economics. Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature.

Whether you are concerned with global warming or global trade, whether you are looking at the collapse of world financial markets or of your neighbour’s small business, you can’t get far without a knowledge of economics. The course aims to stimulate your interest in how economies work.

Course content

AS course content

3.1 Operation of markets and market failure

Students will be required to acquire knowledge and understanding of a selection of microeconomic models and to apply these to current problems and issues.

3.2 The national economy

Students will be required to use their microeconomic knowledge from unit 3.1 and apply it to show knowledge of the macroeconomy.

A level course content

This includes all AS content plus the following:

4.1 Individual, firms, markets and market failure

This builds on the microeconomics in unit 3.1 by studying the main market structures, the labour market and the distribution of wealth

4.2 The national and international economy

Students will develop their macroeconomic knowledge by studying financial markets, fiscal policy and supply side policies along with the international market.

Entry requirements

5 x B grades including Maths and English


AS Qualification

Unit 3.1: 90 minute exam worth 70 marks (50%)

Unit 3.2: 90 minute exam worth 70 marks (50%)

A Level Qualification

Unit 4.1: 2 hour exam worth 80 marks (33.3%)

Unit 4.2: 2 hour exam worth 80 marks (33.3%)

Economic principles and issues: 2 hour exam worth 80 marks (33.3%)

Future opportunities

You will be equipping yourself for a very large variety of Economics related courses in Higher Education and/or opening the door to a wide number of career opportunities. Areas that you could specialise in after completing this A Level include the economic disciplines of transport, welfare, the environment, European developments, finance.

Further information

This course is a traditional A Level. It is an exam based subject which includes a mix of short answer and essay based questions. Students are also required to read around the subject.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Caludon Castle Business Enterprise School directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks
  • Course code: 60143721/50022040