A-Level Economics

Did You Know?

Economics graduates are amongst the highest earners in the UK.

Key Information


Two Year Course

Examination Board


"Economics has enlightened me as to how different countries, governments and firms try to maximise profit and grow the economy for their country. It's shown me how to read graphs relating to demand and supply, and how we as individuals affect our economy". - William Dobson-Bond, lower sixth student


A Level

Assessment: 100% exam

What do I need to study this course?

Grade 5 in GCSE English Language and GCSE Maths.

What will I study?

What is the potential impact on the UK economy of the cost of living crisis? What impact did Brexit have on the UK economy? Why are some economies wealthier? What caused the trade war between the U.S and China? Economics is ideal for those with questioning minds. You will debate issues such as inequality, immigration, and how we should pay for health care. You will interpret data to analyse economic problems, discuss courses of action, and keep up to date with economic trends. You will develop analytical, quantitative, and evaluative skills. We encourage you to ‘think like an economist’ when considering issues such as scarcity and choice, how competitive markets work, and market failure. We also consider different economic policies that governments use to influence the economy.

What next?

You could become an Economist, advising governments and firms. This course can lead to a variety of careers in areas like management, accounting and finance, due to the transferable skills you will develop.

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