Whether you have studied Economics before or simply have an interest in it now, this could be the course
for you. Economics provides an excellent complement to a wide range of other A Level subjects and can
broaden your A Level combination. The subject provides a very thorough understanding of the workings of
the national and international economy which is highly valued by academics and professionals alike.
Are there any recommendations for entry to this course?
You may study this subject even if you have not studied Economics or a related subject in the past. Grade 6 or above in GCSE Mathematics is required.
What will I study?
You will study economic theory and learn to apply it to current economic problems and issues. Have you ever wondered why prices constantly rise? Have you ever wondered why we are unable to give everyone a job? What is meant by taxation? What is the interest rate? All will be revealed. You will also study international markets and the economies of different countries.
The syllabus is broadly split into microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Microeconomics topics include supply and demand, monopolies and market failures.
Macroeconomics will introduce you to the ideas of governmental economic policies.
How will I be assessed?
There will be three written examination papers covering all aspects of the course.
What can the study of this subject lead to?
This subject can lead to a range of study and career paths. Students may go on to study an Economics related discipline, studying Economics itself or a combination of Economics with another discipline like Politics, Law or Finance. The career paths that can develop from Economics are very considerable, and may include Management, Politics, Finance, Stockbroking, Law and Advertising.