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Economics AS and A2 at Thomas Whitham Sixth Form

Course description

Economics is a topical and interesting Advanced Level subject studies in four units; two in each year. 

In the AS Level we look at some basic economic questions considering such things as: why house prices have changed so much; Why the government taxes petrol and cigarettes so highly; Why university students aren’t charged the full cost of their courses.

In the A2 Level we extend our study to the wider economy considering such topics as the UK’s view of the Euro; Why the pound changes in value against the dollar and the Euro; Why the government changes income tax and mortgage rates.

Entry requirements

Required: Grade C in English Language and Maths.

Desirable: Grade B in English Language.


Exam Board: AQA

Future opportunities

A study of Economics can lead directly to a career in the financial services industry but it is also useful for everybody who wants a professional career as we study the labour market and how it works. 

Many of our students go on to a wide variety of University courses related to Economics or Business Studies.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 November 2016

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