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Economics A Level at Bishop Challoner Catholic College

Course description

Should I have to pay more for my University education?

What is the fairest way to reduce our budget deficit?

Who are the MINTs and the BRICs?

What does life after Brexit look like?

If these are examples of issues that interest you then, the study of Economics is a must. No previous study of the subject is needed, but it is important that you have an enquiring mind and are not afraid to question what happens around you.

A/AS level economics will enable you to develop a critical understanding of key concepts that will impact on your future lives.

Course content

What will I learn?

About markets and how they work

Why competition is important

Why markets fail the consumer

About managing the UK economy

How Labour markets work

About the global economy and our role in it


How will I be assessed?

Year 12 AS 2 written papers. Paper 1: 1 1/2 hours, 50% of AS level

Paper 2: 1 1/2 hours, 50% of AS level

Year 13 A2 3 written papers. Paper 1: 2 hours, 35% of A level

Paper 2: 2 hours, 35% of A level

Paper 3: 2 hours, 30% of A level Ultimately you will be assessed on your ability to apply the concepts and ideas taught in Year 12 and Year 13 to real world events and recognise the role that government plays in today’s society.

Future opportunities

Where might this course take me?

Economics is a course that combines very well with History, English, Mathematics, Geography or just about any other subject!

Students with an economics A level can either continue their studies at university or pursue work related training post 18.

Career opportunities include: banking law teaching managerial positions government

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 November 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year