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ECONOMICS

A Level

Two Years

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

ASSESSMENT METHOD

This course is assessed by exams.

ABOUT THIS COURSE

Learners will study issues such as Brexit and the Coronavirus and how they have had huge implications for the UK and its relationship with other countries. This is then examined in the context of the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the impact this has had on global living costs. These economic shocks will be long-lasting and demonstrate why 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. It is this topicality that helps provide the skills that make Economics the highest earning degree.

A JLC A Level Economics classroom with the teacher standing in lesson engaging with students

COURSE AREA LEAD

Ivan Tomb

 WHO IS  THIS AIMED AT?

This course is aimed at students who:

  • Would like to study Economics at Higher Education

  • Would like to go in to a career in Finance, Accounting, Government, Business, Science, Education or the Media

  • Have an interest in the complexities of the world around them and are interested in using data to analyse markets and economies, as well as evaluating the impact of government policies on both consumers and firms.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

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

WHAT SKILLS WILL YOU  DEVELOP?

  • Analysis & Evaluation

  • Knowledge & Application

  • Communication 

  • Exam technique 

  • Technical Language 

  • Self Confidence 

  • Practice 

  • Time Management 

  • Creativity and Problem  

  • Solving 

  • Numeracy 

  • Revision 

  • Responsibility 

  • Focus 

  • Self Motivation 

  • Oracy 

PROGRESSION ROUTES