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Economics AS/A2 at West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy)

Course description

Simply want to know why we have to make choices? Or why petrol is so expensive? Are you interested in why some people are rich and others not? Or why China will soon be the most powerful country in the world? A-Level Economics aims to provide an insight into key issues in the news affecting everyday life. Our goal is to allow you to develop informed opinions and understand the forces that drive up interest rates, prices, exchange rates and unemployment in an economy. A-Level economics is a suitable subject choice alongside Business Studies, History, Geography, World Development, Sociology and Psychology.

Course content

AS Level Unit 1 – Markets in Action Unit 2 – The National & International Economy A2 level Unit 3 – The Economics of Work and Leisure Unit 5 – The Global Economy.

Entry requirements

Previous experience of Business Studies or Economics at GCSE is useful . Grade C in English and Maths is essential.


Year 12: 100% Examination – 2 x 1 hour exams at the end of the course, each worth 50%. Year 13: 100% Examination – 2 x 90 minute exams at the end of the course, each worth 50%.

Future opportunities

Economics continues to be viewed as a rigorous and testing A-level, being well regarded by higher education institutions. Economics can lead into many career areas. Statistics show that economists obtain employment within six months of graduating. The jobs they get are many and varied, although with an emphasis on the finance sector, management; marketing, human resources, IT and education.

Further information

A level Economics mixes traditional classroom teaching and learning with the requirement for independent curiosity and motivation to discover how the world really works. Classroom lessons will involve individual, paired and group work opportunities, independent research, analysis of the real world and existing business issues and the use of ICT. Independent curiosity drives home learning, with the need to access current affairs and news stories to apply economic theory to the modern world.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact West Coventry 6th Form (Woodlands Academy, Tile Hill Wood School, Westwood Academy) directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 52 Weeks - 104 Weeks

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