Course Overview

Learners will study the Issues such as Brexit and the Coronavirus and how they have had huge implications for the UK and its relationship with other countries. 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.

The Humanities department will also be running a trip in October 2022 to Russia, visiting Moscow and St Petersburg.

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Who is this course 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
  • Who 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?

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

What skills will you develop?

Skills students will develop on this course include:

  • Knowledge 
  • Application 
  • Analysis  
  • Evaluation 
  • Communication 
  • Exam technique 
  • Technical Language 
  • Self Confidence 
  • Practice 
  • Time Management 
  • Creativity and Problem  
  • Solving 
  • Numeracy 
  • Revision 
  • Responsibility 
  • Focus 
  • Self Motivation 
  • Oracy 

Progression Routes

There are a variety of different progression routes you can follow with this course. This can include different pathways to achieve numerous careers through Higher Education, Apprenticeships or directly into Employment. Here are some progression routes:

  • Economics
  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Politics
  • Political Science
  • International Politics
  • International Relations

A Level

Course Leader:
Ivan Tomb

Course Length:
Two Years

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

How is the course assessed:
This course is assessed by exams.