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Economics A Level (AQA) at Chichester College

Course description

Economics studies how people and societies make decisions that allow them to get the most out of their limited resources. You will look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade, financial markets, distribution of income and poverty. Economists are in healthy debate over these issues. It’s this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinion

Course content

The A-level course includes 2 themes: Microeconomics, which relates to individuals, firms, markets and market failure and Macroeconomics, which relates to the national and international economy. Students are expected to acquire quantitative skills and competencies relevant to the topic area and become familiar with economic facts, figures and statistics. Students will require strong numerical skills to succeed in A-level Economics. 

The subject is delivered over two sessions per week, one AM and one PM. Students will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods such as group work, presentations, teacher led exposition, research projects, case study materials, film, debates, discussion, televisual and print based media. 

Entry requirements

Candidates will need to have 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C. (including Maths & English) and a determination to work hard and do well.


At the end of year two you will have three exam papers. The first is
microeconomics, the second is mainly macroeconomics and the third
is an unseen case-study. You will be assessed at the end of year one to
see if you can progress to year two.

Financial information

For all fee details please refer to the Chichester College website

Future opportunities

You could be working for big corporations, banks, the government,
marketing, law, journalism or teaching. An A-level in Economics
can lead to any university course but particularly lends itself to degrees in
Economics, Finance or Business.

Further information

A-level Economics is taught within our specialised A-level classrooms
which create a dynamic learning environment for our highly motivated
and dedicated A-level students.
You will need to buy two textbooks,and will need lever-arch files with
dividers, pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, a highlighter and calculator. Students
may also use their own personal tablet/laptop.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Chichester College directly.

Last updated date: 17 March 2016
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