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Economics A Level at Preston Manor School

Course description

This course is an introduction to economics and it will cover the issues confronting the UK economy. The course looks at the macroeconomic decisions made by a government in relevance to the modern world. It looks free markets and the need for government intervention.

Course content

Year 12

This course covers microeconomics and macroeconomics. Micro economics will cover how the market allocates resources in our modern and competitive world. It covers the imperfections in our markets and how governments need to provide goods and systems to maintain standard of living and order. Macroe‐ conomics look to understand how the economy functions in the UK.

Year 13

The above is taken into depth and discussed within themes and is delivered in a more synoptic way to allow students develop their understanding of economics, giving them the ability to make critical deci‐ sions and apply knowledge to different contexts.

Entry requirements

GCSE English Language Grade 5+, GCSE Mathematics Grade 4+ and GCSE Grade B+ in a written subject.


At A‐ level, you will sit three papers combining the knowledge of two years each comprising of 33.3% of final A level. You will sit a paper on markets and market failure, national and international economy, and economic principles in general.

Future opportunities

Economics is a good path to any university course or work place. The course provides students with skills which can be adapted to any pathway. Economics students find that they secure university places not only in Economics but also in Accounting, Finance and Management, Engineering, Law or Humanities. Employment is available in areas such as Finance, Investment Banking, at the Treasury, Teaching or Management.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Preston Manor School directly.

Last updated date: 17 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years