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Economics - A Level - 2 years at Longley Park Sixth Form College

Course description

Economics is the study of the way society organises, produces, distributes, regulates and consumes resources.  It covers areas such as employment, inflation, interest rates, currency exchange rates, and the way in which the government and other regulatory bodies manage and run the economy.  This course will appeal to students who are interested in further study or work in a business related area, or who want to develop their knowledge of current affairs.

Course content

You will study economic theories and the ways in which these are applied.  There will be an emphasis on practical activities to inform critical analysis of current economic debate. 

In the first year you will study how competitive markets work and why they fail and will investigate how the economy is managed.  In the second year you will study Business Economics and Economic Efficiency and the Global Economy.


A number of specifications will be changing and prospectus entries are based on information we have to date. This means that course content may be subject to change.

Entry requirements

You will need at least 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C). You will normally need at least a grade 4/c in English Language and Maths.  You do not need to have studied Economics before to take the subject at A Level.


Written examinations including a range of multiple choice, data response and essay questions.

Financial information

Everything you must have to undertake the course will be provided by college.   You may have to pay for extras such as trips/visits.

Future opportunities

A Level Economics provides an excellent background for further study and careers in a wide range of areas.  If you want to specialise there is a wide choice of Higher Education courses in economics and business related subjects.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 November 2017
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