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Economics A Level at Malbank School and Sixth form College

Course description

Economics is a well-established A level course with gains first class results. Many students go on to read economics at prestigious universities including Cambridge and the London School of Economics. Teaching staff have a wealth of experience including examining for AQA. Economics is a very current subject the syllabus and question paper looks at key economic issues of the day. For example recent topics covers have been the UK recession, the financial crisis in banking. The increase in world oil prices and the effect on the UK economy.

Course content


Unit 1: Markets and Market Failure - 1.15 Hour Written Paper
Unit 2: The National Economy - 1.15 Hour Written Paper


Unit 3: Business Economics and the distribution of Income - 2 Hour Written Paper
Unit 4: The National and 
International Economy - 2 Hour written Pape

Entry requirements

It is expected that students will have obtained at least five good quality GCSE's including both Maths and English. The students are not expected to have taken economics or business studies before. It would be very useful to have an interest in current affairs.

Future opportunities

The most obvious links are occupations dealing with finance, such as Accountancy, Banking and Insurance. In addition many students who have done Economics as one of their options have gone on to study Law. Economics graduates are one of the top three graduate earners in the country.

Further information

  • You will develop a good understanding of how the UK economy operates and be able to construct coherent economic analysis putting forward well-argued explanations as to the current state of the economy and possible ways forward.
  • You will in the process of this learn to handle complex financial data
  • Develop your understanding of ‚Ä®economic theory
  • Continue to develop your ability to write high quality reports and essays

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Malbank School and Sixth form College directly.

Last updated date: 16 August 2016

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