A Level Economics

A Level Economics is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Markets, Developing Countries and Globalisation, The Budget and UK Economic Performance. Many students who enjoy, and successfully complete, this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Economics and related degrees.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
    • Course Duration
      2 years
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  • Overview

    Economics offers a unique insight into how the world works and will help students to understand many of the big questions facing people today, such as:

    • Why is petrol so expensive?
    • What is austerity?
    • Why are there cutbacks? Economists are some of the best paid men and women in the UK, with salaries second only to medicine (Source: IFS).

    Economics provides students with the skills to analyse issues to a high standard and provides an excellent foundation for higher education in such areas as economics, finance, business, management and accountancy, politics and philosophy. Recent students have progressed to degree courses at Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Warwick University.

    Our Economics students consistently achieve high grades above national benchmarks. The 2018 high grades were 100% A*-D and 33% A*-A grades.

    We run two residential visits each year, past trips have included visits to: Beijing, Italy, Belgium and New York.

    As an Economics student, you can also take part in national competitions such as the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 competition and The Young Economist of the Year competition.

    You will study:

    • markets – how they work and how they fail
    • balance of payments and international trade
    • developing countries and globalisation
    • economic growth and recessions
    • economics of UK and Europe
    • government economic policy
    • inflation
    • unemployment
  • Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5x grade 5s, including a grade 5 in English and a grade 6 in Maths.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There are written examinations in each year, which cover the content of the specification.

  • Progression Pathway

    Economics students develop the kind of skills that employers demand and often progress to work for large corporations, banks and the government. A qualification in Economics can also be valuable support in a career like marketing, law, journalism, retail or teaching.

    Recent students have progressed to degree courses at Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Warwick University
    and various other related courses at other universities.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.