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Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Code 7
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Economics is the study of human choices and how society uses its resources. In a world where there is scarcity of land, labour, raw materials, capital and enterprise, Economics helps people make the right choices by showing them the most efficient way to use these scarce resources in achieving their goals

If you are interested in why the country becomes richer or poorer and want to understand the forces that shape the modern world, then economics is an essential subject. 

Economics is highly respected by universities and provides you with knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a variety of professional careers. These include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, formal written communication and understanding of a wide range of real world issues affecting society, government  and business.


The A level is structured into four themes: 
1. Markets and market failure. 
2. Introduces the UK economy. 
3. Explores business behaviour and the labour market. 
4. Considers a global perspective.

How will it be delivered?

Examinations at the end of the  two-year course

Paper 1: Theme 1 & 3
Paper 2: Theme 2 & 4
Paper 3: Case study taking into account all themes.

Entry requirements

Students with a strong interest in current affairs (especially politics, government and business) and who enjoy applying their knowledge and understanding to real  world scenarios.

Students will need to have achieve a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. Furthermore, students will need to have achieved a grade 5 in GCSE Economics.

Your next steps...

A Level Economics can lead to a variety of degree courses at university, typically in fields such as Business/Management/Accountancy/ Finance and Social Sciences. Economics is often paired with another related subject such as Politics or Management to make up a university degree. Some Economics degrees also require Maths A Level. It is widely respected by universities and employers, and can lead to careers in banking and finance, business consulting, accountancy, law, journalism, civil service, business and management, or education. Economics graduates are highly sought after  in the labour market.


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