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Economics A Level at The Hayfield School

Course description

Economics is a study of how the economy works. It looks at how the government tries to manage the economy to prevent inflation and unemployment and to raise living standards for the population as a whole.

Economics will help you understand the world you live in and help prepare you for life after the 6th Form.

Economics is a long-established and highly respected subject – ideal for a career in business and finance or as an entry qualification for university.

Economics combines well with many other subjects – both Arts and Sciences, particularly Mathematics.

Course content

The course is divided into two units - micro and macroeconomics assessed at the end of year 2.

The course is divided into units on Micro Economics and Macro Economics. Micro Economics deals with the behaviour of firms and individuals and examines how they operate and how they influence the economy.

Macro Economics looks at the economy as a whole – topics include unemployment, inflation, government management and international trade.

This is a highly topical subject covering many of the issues currently concerning our politicians and reported in the media.

Entry requirements

Grade B or above in Business Studies/ Economics if taken at GCSE.

Grade B or above in Maths

(N.B. a GCSE in this subject is not a requirement for entry to A level).


The A-Level course is examined at the end of year 2 with three 2 hour papers.

These include multiple choice, data response, case study and essay questions.

There may be an opportunity

Future opportunities

Economics provides an ideal platform for students to go on to further study in a widerange of subjects – particularly related to business, finance and accountancy.

It is a well-respected subject, highly valued by top universities. It should be noted that a degree in Economics provides one of the highest additional earnings premiums of all degree subjects i.e. Economics graduates earn more than almost all other degree holders.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Hayfield School directly.

Last updated date: 06 June 2016
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