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A Level: Economics at Wreake Valley Sixth Form

Course description

You will study how society chooses to allocate scarce resources such as coal and oil, between all of the competing demands for those resources. You will examine why unemployment and inflation are considered to be bad for the UK whilst immigration is seen to be good. In the second year you will begin to examine how other countries are affected by such factors through the study of development economics. Problem solving is a key element of this course as you will learn to assess the implications of economic actions and the likely success of government policies.

Assessment : 100% examination.

2 examinations for AS and 3 examinations for A2.

Course content

  • Micro Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • Global Economy

Entry requirements

To join the Sixth Form there is an entry requirement of 5 good passes at GCSE (at least a  grade 4).  This must include English and Maths at a grade 4.

There are additional entry criteria for Literature, Maths, and Science subjects.


3 examinations at the end of the two year course.

Financial information

Free to home students.

Future opportunities

Students can further their knowledge of Economics by continuing their studies at degree level or broaden their knowledge by specialising in areas such as Land Management or Business Management. Economics provides you with knowledge and skills which are highly valued in a number of careers and courses. These include Banking, Investment Management, Public Policy and Politics.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification please visit the Wreake Valley Academy website or speak to your class teacher if you are a student at Wreake Valley.

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: 24 October 2018
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