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AS / A Level - Economics at Blackpool Sixth Form College

Course description


A Level Economics is a fast paced, challenging course which will give you the knowledge and skills you need to study at a higher level and gives a good foundation for a business or management related degree. The course concentrates on the micro and macro elements of economics and is excellent as a starting point for a career in any sector.


Course content


AS Economics Year includes:

  • How markets work and why they fail
  • Managing the economy

A2 Economics Year includes:

  • Business economics
  • The global economy

Entry requirements

You must have a keen interest in economic issues and UK and world current affairs.


100% examination in both AS and A2

Future opportunities

Many students go on to study Economics at university or go into areas such as Business, Management, Finance or Accountancy. Economics is a popular component of nonbusiness degrees e.g. as an option in a languages or engineering degree. Economics complements any combination of subjects within college.

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: 20 May 2014
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      Blackpool Sixth’s course range is extremely wide with A levels and BTEC options. Students are able to put together a programme which exactly matches their interests and future ambitions.

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