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Economics A Level at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Markets and market (AS)
  • The national economy (AS)
  • Business economics and the distribution of income (A2)
  • The national and international economy (A2)

Course content

This is an ideal course for anyone interested in how the world works. Do you want to know more about why the world can dip in and out of recession? Are you fascinated by economic theories and how to change the economy for the better while appreciating the workings of the Stock Market? Do you wonder how the UK is able to function? Then this is the right course for you!

Economics is an important subject that allows you to develop an understanding of the economy in a world context. It is a respected subject that works well with Business, Maths, Sociology and History, to provide you with the skills to progress on to study at a range of levels and into many careers.

We have a 100% A2 success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. In fact, some of our past students have gone on to become Teachers, Journalists and Lawyers. Past students have progressed on to study Philosophy at the University of Warwick, Economics at Bristol University, Politics at Bristol University and Marketing at Birmingham City University.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have:

Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English and maths (specified at higher grades depending on individual subject choices)


You will be assessed by examinations.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

Pursue a career in law, the civil service, education, journalism, business, finance and intelligence work


Progress on to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 01 March 2016
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.