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Economics A Level at Mossbourne Community Academy

Course description

Alfred Marshall famously commented that “Economics is the study of mankind in the ordinary business of life.” Economics aims to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact.

Economics A Level allows students to develop a critical understanding of current economic issues and institutions that affect societies today. The study of Economics requires students to have a genuine interest in current affairs.

Entry requirements

- Grade 7 in Maths and English
- Grade A in Economics (if previously
studied)
- Grade A in a Humanities subject.

Assessment

The exam board is AQA and the course is 100% examination.

A2 Examinations:

Paper 1 – Markets and market failure [33.3% of A2] Written examination, 2 hours.

Paper 2 – National and international economy [33.3% of A2] Written examination: 2 hours.

Paper 3 – Economic principles and issues [33.3% of A2] Written examination, 2 hours.

Future opportunities

A Level Economics is highly regarded by Universities and industry. There are many Business and Economics related degrees that would be the natural progression from this A Level, but it is also an asset for other degrees, such as Law, Accountancy and any of the Social Sciences.

Further information

The diverse nature of Economics means that it complements a range of other A’ Level subjects. Most undergraduate Economics degree courses now require you to have Maths A Level, so there are strong links between Maths and Economics. However, Economics is in actual fact a Social Science, so subjects such as History, Government and Politics and Sociology are also complementary, as is Psychology due to its links with the new field of behavioural Economics.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mossbourne Community Academy directly.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 years

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