Economics

Type of qualification – A Level
Exam Board – Edexcel

Course Description

You will explore the theory of Markets and how they work, this includes learning about the behaviour of firms, consumers and the government. Microeconomics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources and making choices; you will illustrate concepts on graphs and show how the market forces of supply and demand are influenced by different determinants. You will also study Macroeconomic topics relating to the whole economy such as inflation, exchange rates, unemployment and aggregate demand and supply.

The course will give you a solid grounding in understanding how businesses operate and the constraints and contexts within which they do so. You will gain valuable knowledge of the business world in which you will inevitably work.

What next?

Anything from an apprenticeship in Economics to a degree at the London School of Economics. Your A Level in Economics could lead to a whole manner of career choices that include business management, economic analysis and politics.

Topics

Microeconomics

Macroeconomics

International Economics

The Labour Market

Assessment

Examination 100%

3 papers of 2 hours each.

Additional Activities

Various trips including visits to lbanks, London, The Bank of England .

Visiting speakers on a range of topics such as business start-up finance and being an economist

University and apprenticeship visiting speakers.

Entry Requirements

Þ Minimum 5 GCSES at grade 4 or above

Þ At least grade 5 in GCSE English and GCSE Maths

Student Financial Contribution: None

What Our Students Think

‘Economics relates to my life and the choices I make ‘

First year student; Thomas