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Economics A Level at The Folkestone School for Girls

Course description

Markets and Market Failure

The National Economy

Course content

The specification is split into two main sections. The first section introduces students to microeconomic issues and the second section covers mainly macroeconomic issues. Section 1: Economics: Markets and Market Failure Candidates will explore the nature of demand for, and supply of goods in a wide range of situations and be able to use this understanding to explain why markets may fail and how governments intervene in the marketplace to rectify the situation. Section 2: Economics: The National Economy This unit offers the opportunity to explore how we measure the performance of the UK economy investigating issues such as economic growth, unemployment, inflation and exchange rates and it looks at the use of government policy to manage the economy.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 6 or above in English and Mathematics.


The A-Level course is made up of 2 sections over 2 years; The course is assessed by 3 examinations of 2 hours in duration, each worth 33.3% These examinations consist of multiple choice and data response questions, and written essays. All exams are externally marked

Future opportunities

You could take this course with other advanced level courses to prepare for higher education in areas of Economics, Business Studies, Accounting, Marketing or more general higher education courses. With further training, you could go into a job related to economics, business, marketing, finance and accounting, human resources and public relations. You could also look at doing a trainee management course within a business to gain the skills, understanding and experience that they require so you can progress to working at management level.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

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Last updated date: 01 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years