This A Level is included within the following A Level pathways as a RECOMMENDED CORE subject: Business and Entrepreneurship; Financial Academy and in the following pathways as a RECOMMENDED ADDITIONAL SUBJECT: Engineering; Maths, Physics and Computer Science; Social Sciences. However, you can choose Economics with any A Level/equivalent combination.
This course combines elements of both Business and Economics. It explores areas such as how markets work and why some commodities are more expensive than others. The Business element gives an understanding into what makes businesses successful; market research and profitability and liquidity of a given firm.
This course combines well with most other subjects such as Business, Finance, Geography and History.
You will cover the following topics: Market Failure and Government Intervention; Business Growth and Competitive Advantage; Globalisation; Competition and Market Power.
You will study the course for 4.5 -5 (first year is 4.5 hours and second year is 5) hours per week and should expect to spend an additional 4.5 hours per on homework and private study. Mock exams are held during the first year (in February/March), but do not count towards the final A Level. Exams for the whole A level are held in May or June of the second year.
You will be expected to supply your own stationery and you may want to purchase a textbook. You may also be asked to contribute to any courses and visits in which you take part.
Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including grade 4/C in English and Maths.
Future career and study opportunities
Studying economics will help develop a range of transferable skills, which will prepare you for studying at University or entering the world of work.
Work experience/Careers Extra
This course does not contain a specific work experience component, but has other activities to help you develop employability skills. If you would like to undertake a work placement alongside your studies, our Employability Team can help.
A Level Economics B Level 3