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A Level Economics at New College Stamford

Course description

Gain a critical understanding of economics and its contribution to the wider political and social environment. You will study the micro and macro economic environments and apply what you have learnt to real world contexts including how makets work, wealth and poverty, inflation and tax control.You will study:Markets and Market FailureThe economic problemAllocation of resources in competitive marketsProduction and EfficiencyMarket failureGovernment interventionThe National EconomyMacroeconomy and Macroeconomic policyEconomic performanceBusiness Economics and the Distrubution of IncomeObjectives, costs and revenuesCompetitive and concetrated marketsLabour marketsThe National and International economyThis course is 100% exam based.

Course content

You will learn to apply economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues through case studies, research to inform topics, practise exam questions and mock exams. Exams include multiple choice questions, data response and two-part essay questions.

Entry requirements

APS of 44 and5 GCSEs at grades C or above, includingEnglish at grades C/5and Maths at grades B/6.


This is a linear subject which means they are examined entirely at the end of year two, although in some cases you will be entered for the AS exam at the end of year one. You may want to consider choosing a mixture of linear and non-linear (modular) subjects.

Future opportunities

Example job roles:Chartered AccountantPublic Finance AccountantEconomistFinancial Risk AnalystInvestment AnalystStatisticianStudying further:Degrees in Economics, Business or AccountingAn apprenticeship in Accounting

Further information

APS Calculator:The APS (Average Point Score) of 40 = an average of grade C in all GCSE’s taken. BTEC equivalents are not acceptable.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 November 2016
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