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A Level Economics at The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls

Course description

Economics is an active and dynamic subject about choice and the impact of our choices on each other. It relates to every aspect of our lives, from the decisions we make as individuals or families to the structures created by governments and firms. Studying Economics and the economic way of thinking at Frances Bardsley Academy will help you make informed choices in your own life as well as giving you a sound understanding of why firms and governments act in particular ways. You will also be developing skills in research, analysis and evaluation.

Course content


Markets and Market Failure – examination (with unit 3)



The National Economy- examination (with unit 4)



The Behaviour of Firms- examination (with unit 1)



The Global Economy – examination (with unit 2)



Synoptic Examination covering all units



Entry requirements

At least Grade C in English Language and B in Mathematics

Future opportunities

Economics is an academic subject which is highly valued by universities and can be studied at degree level alone or in combination with many other subjects. Popular combinations include Mathematics, Languages, Business/Management, History and Politics. The study of Economics at A Level or higher can lead to a wide variety of careers ranging from Finance and Business Management to Politics and Journalism.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The Frances Bardsley Academy for Girls directly.

Last updated date: 26 May 2015

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years