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Economics A Level at De Montfort School

Course description

The Economics A Level is structured into 4 themes:

Theme 1 introduces students to markets and market failure -

  • In this theme students will consider how markets work, looking at how supply and demand interact to allocate resources in local, national and international markets.

Theme 2 introduces students to performance and policies issues for the UK economy -

  • Students will be introduced to the aggregate demand/aggregate supply model so that they can use it to analyse changes in real output and the price level.

Theme 3 explores business behaviour and the labour market -

  • This theme examines how the number and size of market participants, and the level of contestability, affect the pricing and nature of competition among firms.

Theme 4 explores the global perspective -

  • Theme 4 explores the global perspective Students will be expected to understand the significance of globalisation, international trade, the balance of payments and exchange rates.

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including GCSE English and Maths at Grade 5 or above) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma at pass or above.


There are 3 externally assessed papers at A Level. Each paper comprises 100 marks and is 2 hours in duration. Questions comprise short answer, data response and essay.

Further information

This subject is extremely useful if you want to go on to study economics or other related degrees at university. Common career paths for economics graduates include banking and accountancy. Economics is also suitable as an A Level subject for those considering many other careers, including law and any business area.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact De Montfort School directly.

Last updated date: 22 February 2017
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