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A Level Economics at Ricards Lodge High School

Course description

Economics is a scientific study of how people and institutions go about producing and consuming goods and services, and how they face the challenge of making choices in a world of scarce resources. Our teaching team provides an opportunity for the student to acquire general knowledge of the methods by which goods and services are allocated and incomes are generated, and why prices, employment, money and financial markets behave as they do.

The overriding objective of the department is that teachers want to use their expertise and experience to deliver high quality, motivating lessons to bring this vibrant subject alive, making teaching and learning Economics both exciting and rewarding for all.

Course content

A-Level (linear)

 A-level Unit 1: Markets & Market Failure
 A-level Unit 2: The National and International Economy
 A-level Unit 3: Economic Principles & Issues

Entry requirements

GCSE Mathematics and English Language grade B or higher. If students have studied Economics GCSE, minimum grade for entry is a B.


Unit 1, 2 and 3 will be assessed by a written exam at the end of linear A-Level course. All exams will last 2 hours and each unit will be worth 33.3%.

Future opportunities

Economics is a well-regarded academic subject which is useful for any career. If you intend to study Economics at university then it is often advisable to study Mathematics to AS or A Level. Students who go on to complete a degree in Economics major may find employment opportunities in the public sector and public enterprises, the private sector and regional and international organization.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 07 May 2015
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    • The combined 6th form of Ricards Lodge High School and Rutlish School offer students at every academic level access to courses in all curriculum areas including our specialist subjects – Mathematics, Computing, Performing and Visual Arts – ensuring access to University Education and a wide range of vocational careers. As a 6th form student at RR6 you will benefit from our commitment to first class teaching and also to providing a pastoral framework that will support you in becoming an independent achiever. Our Director of Sixth Form will work across both schools to ensure the quality and continuity of support, advice and guidance.

      You will also have access to new, high quality accommodation and resourcing including a learning resources centre,  wi-fi facilities and specialist classroom space.