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Economics A Level *Fees Payable* at DLD College

Course description

Economics is the study of how resources are allocated and how economic theories have an enormous impact on society. For example, the decisions past and present of the Greek Government have led to serious social unrest and doubts about the future of the Euro. In addition to these macroeconomic issues, the subject considers simple decisions by firms such as whether or not to raise their prices.

The subject is highly respected by universities as it offers students the opportunity to improve their analytical and evaluative skills and helps them develop an ability to work with Mathematics and to show excellent written analysis.

This subject can be studied over 18 Months starting in January (minuimum 5.5 IELTS score is required).

Course content

Part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, an A Level in Economics at DLD College allows learners to develop tools that can be applied to a wide range of real-world situations rather than simply focusing on a fact-based approach. We offer a course that focuses on key economic concepts that will stay contemporary, thus equipping students with ability to make informed decisions in a range of contexts. The focus is very much on why the economic world works in the way it does and what can be done by economic agents to influence this.

Entry requirements

As an A Level Economics students you will be expected to keep abreast of the latest economic news and you should be willing to discuss such matters in the classroom. The interpretation of numerical and graphical data forms a key part of analysis so you should want to develop these skills. Prior study of the subject is not a requirement.



To study A Levels, your current or pending exam results should be equivalent to or higher than GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) in at least 5 subjects and a minimum level of English equivalent to IELTS 5.0.

At the start of each academic year of study, students following an A-Level course without a pass at grade C in GCSE or IGCSE English Language or with an Academic English score below 6.5 overall, must join an Academic English training course for the duration of the academic year which will be timetabled alongside A-Level lessons.

If your level of English is not sufficient to meet the entry criteria for the A-Level programme you will normally be offered a place on the Abbey DLD Colleges One Year Pre-sessional (Pre A-Level) in order to bring your English skills up to the required level.




Component 1: Economic Principles

Section A – compulsory multiple choice questions

Section B – compulsory structured questions

30% of A Level    Exam: 1 Hour 30 Minutes


Component 2: Exploring Economic Behaviour

Compulsory data response questions covering all of the A Level content

30% of A Level    Exam: 2 Hours 30 Minutes


Component 3: Evaluating Economic Models and Policies

Section A – Microeconomics

Section B – Macroeconomics

Section C – Trade and Development

40% of A Level    One essay from a choice of two in each section

Future opportunities

Most students who have studied A Level Economics at DLD go on to read degrees in variety of disciplines. Undergraduate study of Economics is one of the most popular options at university and will equip you for a career in the public and private sector, including financial services, business management and the government economic service.

Students may also choose to study for a joint honours degrees that combines Economics with another subject.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 November 2016
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    • DLD College London is situated in the heart of London, directly opposite Westminster and Big Ben. The campus is a few minutes walk from Westminster Underground or Waterloo Station.