About the course
This A Level is included as either a CORE or a RECOMMENDED subject in one of our 14 suggested A Level pathways. You can find out more about these in our Prospectus or A Level guide. However, if timetabling allows for it, you can undertake any combination of three A Levels.
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 Feb/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.
Five GCSEs grade 4/C or above, including 5 GCSES including grade 4/C in English and Maths.
Studying economics will help develop a range of transferable skills, which will prepare you for studying at University or entering into the world of work.
Work experience and employability
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.
What additional resources will I need?
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.
This course is free to students aged 16-18.
Students aged 19+ will usually be charged a tuition fee, unless they meet certain eligibility criteria for fee remission. For those paying, an Advanced Learner Loan may be available. For further advice on fees, waivers and loans, please contact the Fees Co-Ordinator at Queens Drive.
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