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A Level Economics

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title A Level Economics
Code Economics
Qualification Type GCE A/AS Level or Equivalent
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


This course is ideal for learners who are interested in studying the fastest-growing A level in the UK, reflecting its usefulness both in employment and higher education. Economic theory is mixed with topical information to give an understanding of how individuals and industries operate alongside the differing needs of both domestic and international markets.


The Units are: Micro-economics Theme 1:

  • The nature of economics
  • How markets work
  • Market failure
  • Government intervention

Theme 3:

  • Business growth and objectives
  • Revenues, costs and profits
  • Market structures
  • The labour market

Macro-economics Theme 2:

  • Measures of economic performance
  • Aggregate demand and supply
  • National income and economic growth
  • Macroeconomic objectives and policy

Theme 4:

  • International economics
  • Poverty and inequality
  • Emerging and developing economies
  • The financial sector

How will it be delivered?

This course is assessed by exams.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 5 in English with an average points score of 5.3 or above.

Your next steps...

This course is aimed at students who would to go into a career in finance, accounting, government, business or the media. 



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