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Economics A Level at Thomas Gainsborough School

Course description

The A level Economics syllabus is divided into two main themes; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics studies the behaviour of individuals and firms in respect of demand and supply, pricing and market failure. Macroeconomics is the study of large-scale economic factors such as interest rates, inflation and national productivity. A keen interest in current affairs is essential to bring the work studied in lesson into context, and an understanding of real world factors will improve students’ skills as economists.  

Entry requirements

Students require a Grade 5 in English Language and Mathematics.


A level economics will be assessment over three 2-hour papers. Examination content includes; markets and market failure; national and international economy and economic principles and issues. Students will be asked to complete data response questions, essays and multiple choice questions as part of the AQA assessment.

Future opportunities

A level Economics provides key thinking skills that provide excellent preparation for those who go onto higher education or employment. A level Economics would provide a great grounding for those hoping to apply for apprenticeships and employment in the commercial sector. Continuing to study Economics at degree level would provide opportunities for employment as economists, accountants, auditors, actuarial and data analysts to name but a few.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Thomas Gainsborough School directly.

Last updated date: 13 November 2017
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