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Economics AS Level at Highbury College

Course description

This programme is designed to develop an interest and understanding of economics in the real world, both on a business and personal level.

Economics covers many different aspects in society such as law; health; science; education; and crime.

It is an interesting and exciting subject to study that engages students and provides you with excellent prospects for your future career.

The skills you learn throughout your Economics programme are exactly what employers are looking for, making you stand out over other candidates when applying for jobs.

Course content

In the first year (AS) you will have two main areas of study:

  • Unit 1: Markets and Market Failure
  • Unit 2: The National Economy

Entry requirements

You will normally be expected to have 5 GCSE's at B or above, including English and Maths. Acceptance will be subject to interview.


You will learn in a variety of ways, including demonstrations, skills workshops and formal lessons. Assessment will be a mix of coursework, portfolio and externally set exams.

Future opportunities

This qualification should form a basis for progression into further learning, including progression from AS to A2, into Higher Education and Employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 May 2016
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