Economics A Level
Economics is the study of how society uses the world’s resources. A Level economics introduces students to the basic concepts, theories and issues that compose the economic world. When studying Economics, students will apply economic theory to support analysis of current economic problems and issues. The specification encourages students to appreciate the interrelationships between microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse data, think critically about issues and make informed decisions. They will also build upon their quantitative skills and appreciate that, when evaluating arguments, both qualitative and quantitative evidence are important.
PREFERRED ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
Maths 6, English 5
Paper 1 – Markets and market failure
Paper 2 – National and international economy
Paper 3 – Economic principles and issues
EXAM BOARD: AQA
COURSE ASSESSMENT DETAILS:
Three two hour exams at the end of year 13.
PROGRESSION & CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Many students who take an A-Level economics course choose to continue their studies with a bachelor’s degree. An economics A-Level is typically not a prerequisite for degree study, but it can help equip students with a strong base-level understanding. Typical careers for A-Level economics students include: