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Economics A level at Monks Walk School

Course description

For this A Level course there will be 3 units which will all be sat at the end of the 2 years of study. Students will study a variety of micro and macroeconomic topics over the 2 years.

Microeconomic topics include the role of markets in our economic system and how they allocate resources but also, how they can fail. Students will study topics connected to the distribution of wealth and look at issues such as poverty and inequality.

In macroeconomics, the key components of the macroeconomy such as inflation, unemployment and GDP will be studied alongside an analysis of how governments try to manipulate and influence these key indicators. Students will also look at the role of financial markets and the significance of the wider international economy and the effects of the inter-connected ‘global’ economic system by studying issues connected to international trade and globalisation.

Entry requirements

A*- B at English GCSE. GCSE C or above in Maths. Not to be studied with Business Studies. APS: 40 or above.


Assessment is all by examinations, which will require students to both analyse data and write medium to long length essays. We normally advise against taking both Economics and Business Studies A levels due to the overlap between courses.

Future opportunities

Careers in the Finance Sector, Business, Civil Service and the Media are all enhanced by Economics. Economics is a good subject to take in conjunction with others such as History, Maths, Politics, Geography, Psychology and Sociology.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Monks Walk School directly.

Last updated date: 25 October 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years