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Economics A Level at WQE

Course description

Economics is about how, as individuals and groups, we get the things we want to buy and the services we need and want. But economics isn’t just about money and it isn’t just about the decisions made by governments or big business. It’s about making choices – choices between different uses of limited resources – and most of the resources we need to use in our lives are limited in some way or another.
• What impact would leaving the European Union have on the UK?
• Should we pay to use a motorway?
• Why is government cutting public expenditure?
• Why do interest rates matter?
• Should students pay university tuition fees?
• Why do Premier League footballers earn high wages?
• What impact has immigration had on the UK in recent years?

Course content

Economics is about how, as individuals and groups, we get the things we want to buy and the services we need and want. But economics isn’t just about money and it isn’t just about the decisions made by governments or big business. It’s about making choices – choices between different uses of limited resources – and most of the resources we need to use in our lives are limited in some way or another.

• What impact would leaving the European Union have on the UK?

• Should we pay to use a motorway?

• Why is government cutting public expenditure?

• Why do interest rates matter?

• Should students pay university tuition fees?

• Why do Premier League footballers earn high wages?

• What impact has immigration had on the UK in recent years?

Entry requirements

In addition to the standard College entry requirements (see below) this course requires students to have achieved grade 5 or above in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.It is not necessary to have previously studied Economics.

Assessment

The A-level consists of three papers taken at the end of the second year. Paper 1 covers Markets and Market Failure, Paper 2 focuses on the National and International Economy while paper 3 covers Economic Principles and Issues. The exams involve a mixture of data-response questions, multiple-choice questions and essays.

Future opportunities

The course provides an excellent basis for further study and employment in the fields of Economics, Business and Accounting. Many students take degree courses in Economics. Graduate Economists are in high demand for their analytical skills and are well prepared for careers in the public and private sectors in the UK and abroad. Careers include working in the civil service, local government, banking, accountancy, finance and management. Economics will help you get a better understanding of the world around you.

Further information

For further information please visit our website www.wqe.ac.uk or see our prospectus

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: 13 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Web url: www.wqe.ac.uk

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