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Economics AS and A Level at Shenley Brook End School

Course description

Economics is a foundation subject for studying at university, although as with any other A level qualification it is also extremely useful for entry into work-based training,
apprenticeships or as a direct entry into employment.  Students who study A level
Economics typically have an interest in the world of finance, business, marketing and/or mathematics.

Course content

The A level course is comprised of four themes: 

  • Introduction to Markets and Market failure
  • The UK Economy – performance and policies
  • Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
  • A global perspective

Entry requirements

To complement this subject good Mathematical and communication skills are important and so we require at least a GCSE grade B in Mathematics and grade B at English as aminimum recommendation.  In addition, any student wanting to study Economics at degree level really needs to study A level Mathematics. If students are not planning to study A level Mathematics then they should consider Core Mathematics as a supporting choice.


The A level course is assessed by three written examinations each lasting two hours taken at the end of the two year course.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Shenley Brook End School directly.

Last updated date: 09 August 2016
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