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Economics A Level

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We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


The Economics course will provide you with an understanding of how markets work and the need for government intervention due to market failure. You will also analyse how economic performance is measured and judge the suitability of macroeconomic objectives and policy. Economics is a subject that is held in high esteem by universities. Studying Economics will provide you with the opportunity to debate many contentious issues facing society, such as the payment of benefits to the unemployed and the question of whether increased immigration leads to a more affluent society. Taking Economics with A Level Maths and an essay-based subject would be advantageous for students. However, Economics is complemented by a wide range of subjects.


Year 1

Theme 1: Markets, consumers and firms

Theme 2: The wider economic environment

Year 2

Theme 3: The global economy

Theme 4: Making markets work

There are many enrichment opportunities available to Economics students including, the MicroLoan Foundations Start Something challenge, the Royal Economics Society’s Young Enterprise of the Year competition, the Institute of Charted Accountants Commercial Awareness seminars and the Bank of England and the Financial Times Economics blog competition.

How will it be delivered?

A Level Economics is assessed through three exams which include data response questions and extended essay questions.

Entry requirements

At least 5 GCSEs graded 9-4 or A*-C including English at grade C/4 or above and a B/6 in Maths.


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