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Economics A Level at Dartford Grammar School for Girls

Course description

Economics - Pearson

The A level in Economics is intended to give students an understanding of economic theories and concepts. It enables students to develop a critical consideration of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect everyday life. The course invites students to apply their economic knowledge in a range of real-world contexts such as the housing market and environmental destruction, and the operation of global financial markets. By studying economics, it is hoped that students will develop a better understanding of the world in which they live and be able to make supported judgements about the strengths and weaknesses of the market economy and the role of government within it.

A variety of teaching and learning styles are adopted to enable students to acquire the full range of key skills and to encourage participation in problem solving and decision-making activities.

The A level qualification consists of three modules:

  • Module 1: Microeconomics (markets, market failure and business failure
  • Module 2: Macroeconomics (the national and international/global economy)
  • Module 3:  Economic themes, principles and issues(macroeconomics and microeconomics) 

Entry requirements

Grade 7 in Business or Economics (or grade 7 in Mathematics if not studied at GCSE).


Module 1: 2 hours written paper (worth 35% of the A Level)

Module 2: 2 hours written paper (worth 35% of the A Level)

Module 3: 2 hours written paper (worth 30% of the A Level)


Future opportunities

Economics is useful in that it feeds successfully into any degree
programme. Common degree courses followed include:
• Economics
• Econometrics
• Actuarial Science
• Business
• Accountancy
• Financial Services

Further information

Economics is highly thought of by employers due to its wide skill base and challenging nature. It can lead to a wide variety of Business and Finance careers as well as Government Service.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2018
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