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Economics A2 at King David High School

Course description

A level economics is a two year course covering both micro and macro-economics throughout. Students will study elements of each at different points throughout the course, building microeconomic foundations to begin with, switching to look at UK and global economies and the policies used to influence their success before returning again to microeconomics to look in detail at the behaviour of businesses, consumers and workers.

Entry requirements

Students opting for economics would need to have a real interest in current economic issues. They should be good with figures and have developed good oral and written communication skills. Like all other A levels you will have to demonstrate an indept knowlege and critical understanding of a wide range of economic theories and concepts.

Students would need to have at least grade B in GCSE mathematics and grade B in English language.


The A level in economics is a linear qualification with 100% external assessment. There will be three question papers each of two hours in length and each will carry a maximum of 80 marks.

The assessment of component 1 relates entirely to microeconomics and consists of a data response question and two high tariff questions.

The assessment of component 2 has the same fortmat but focuses entirely on macroeconomics.

Component 3 (themes in economics) consists of a series of 30 multiple choice questions, although there will still be some of the multiple choice quetsions which assess analytical and evaluative skills learners will also be required to respond to a series of short answer and extended response questions based on an unseen theme for a total of 50 marks.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year