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Economics

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 is preferred.

Why Should You Take This Course?
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. It is specifically listed in the advice provided by the Russell Group Universities in addition to their facilitating subjects as a subject that will provide suitable preparation for entry to university. 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.
There are many enrichment opportunities available to Economics students including, the Micro Tyco Ethical Investor Challenge, the Royal Economics Society’s Young Enterprise of the Year competition, the Institute of Charted Accountants Commercial Awareness seminars and the Institute for Financial Services Investor Challenge.

Course content
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

How will I be assessed?
A Level Economics is assessed through three exams which include multiple choice questions, data response questions and extended essay questions.

Are there any special expenses?
There may be trips that will enrich the curriculum.
We strongly recommend that you buy the course textbook to assist you with your independent study.

What could I do next?
A Level Economics provides the perfect platform to study the subject at degree level and then onto a range of careers, which could include, chartered accountant, financial risk analyst, investment analyst and of course economist for either public, private or not-for-profit organisations.


How to apply for this course

2018-2019 ENTRY: Apply for this course by completing an online form
2018-2019 ENTRY: Download an Application Form to fill in and post