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Economics AS/A level at Rosedale College

Course description

This course is for students who are academically minded and have an interest in current affairs and politics. Students will have the opportunity to research current events and to study economic predictions and what effect these will have on individual markets and the economy as a whole. Students' work will focus on developing their knowledge and skills to explain and evaluate the important factors involved within an economy.

Course content

The course will explore and develop the following topics of interest: AS LEVEL ECONOMICS -Markets and Market Failure - The National Economy A LEVEL ECONOMICS Business related economics The Distribution of Income and Wealth Economics The International Economy.

Entry requirements

Students must have achieved a minimum of 5 A*- C grades or the equivalent at GCSE, including a grade C in English and a grade B in GCSE Mathematics. 


AS LEVEL ECONOMICS Two written examinations A LEVEL ECONOMICS Two written examinations.

Future opportunities

The Economics course will compliment students studying Government and Politics and other Social Sciences. The course may also lead to a degree in Economics and Mathematics. It will demonstrate sought after analytical and theoretical skills, which are required in the competitive employment market. Economists may enter a variety of careers such as journalism, accounting or careers within the local and national government. Students who have studied Economics will have a good understanding of the environment in which a business run and this knowledge is valued by all employers. The skills and knowledge that students will acquire on this course will make them a very attractive proposition for future employers.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 January 2018

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 to 2 Years