Economics, A Level
You will look at decisions made by organisations and the government, and the impact they have on the economy. You will cover the following topics: exchange rates, unemployment, inflation, national debt, growth, worldwide markets, and energy pricing policies.
You will widen your knowledge through the investigative nature of economics, which provides excellent opportunities to excel in both written and verbal communication. Economics is perfectly matched with business studies for a career in a business environment.
How will I be assessed?
Exams in your second year.
What could I do after this course?
This is a great A Level to take if you’re looking to study economics at university. You could also progress to the degree in BA (Hons) Business Management and Sustainability at University Centre Weston. It also opens up many career opportunities including those in business, management, politics, finance, banking, management consultancy and economic journalism.
Five GCSEs at grade 9-4, including English, and grade 6 or above in maths.
Take a look at a day in the life of our A-level student Rosie!
Occupations related to Economics, A Level
Actuary, Economist or Statistician
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What our students say
Sam , Business Level 3
"We covered such a wide range of business topics, and the industry placement gave me a great insight into the day to day life in my chosen career. I have learnt a lot of transferable skills, which will be useful for almost every job!."
Former school: King Alfred's
Studied: Business L3
What next? Studying an Events Management course at University of Plymouth