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Economics A Level at Wyke Sixth Form College

Course description

Economics is a great choice for students who have an active interest in how we, as individuals and as a society, make choices. Economics at its most fundamental is how individuals and society solve the problem of resources that are limited and an unlimited demand for them. Most students have not studied Economics before and we do not expect previous knowledge of the subject.


You should have a genuine interest in current affairs and be confident in your numerical skills and written ability for essays. Economics is a challenging subject which is highly regarded by universities and employers.

Course content

Economics is about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. An economic way of thinking can help you make better choices.


Year 1

In Theme 1 and Theme 2 you will be introduced to the nature of economics, how markets work and why they fail. You will also consider the role of government and the UK economy.


Year 2

In Theme 3 and Theme 4 you will explore how businesses grow and compete, the labour market and how the government intervenes to make markets work better. You will also explore international trade, inequality within and between countries, emerging and developing economies, and the public finances. You will also have an opportunity to consider the role and impact of the financial sector.


100% Examination

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Wyke Sixth Form College directly.

Last updated date: 27 November 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years