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A2 Economics - Academic Pathway at Furze Platt Senior School

Course description

Students are introduced to economics through building knowledge of core microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, and by investigating economic theory through real-world businesses and the environments in which they operate. Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding with applications to more complex concepts and models are developed in the second year of study. Students will need to apply their knowledge and understanding to both familiar and unfamiliar contexts in the assessment and demonstrate an awareness of current economic events and policies.

Course content

Theme 1 - : Markets, consumers and firms
Theme 2 - : The wider economic environment
Theme 3 - : The global economy
Theme 4 - : Making markets work


Entry requirements

GCSE Business at level 5 or above (as well as a level 5 in Maths and English)



Paper 1: Markets and how they work (36%)
Paper 2: Competing in the global economy (35%)
Paper 3: The economic environment and business (30%)


Future opportunities

Economics Degrees

Business Degrees


Any analytical or business role would be suitable for this A-level


Further information

For further information, please contact the Sixth Form Department: or Tel: 01628-625308 ext. 651

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: 08 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Course code: ACEC19
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