A Level

Economics

  • Course type

    Level 3

  • Awarding Body

    Pearson

  • Duration

    2 years

Introduction to Economics

Many of the most important issues facing society are economic in nature. Whether you are concerned with global warming or global trade, whether you are looking at the collapse of world financial markets or the collapse of your neighbour’s small business, you can’t get far without knowledge of economics.

Entry requirements

  • Subject grades

    GCSE grade 6 in English Language or 6 in English Literature, and 6 in Mathematics.

  • Required Admissions Score

    The indicative Minimum Entry Admissions Score for Economics is 58.

About the Course

There has never been a more exciting time to study Economics! Whether your interests lie with global warming or global trade, you will broaden your horizons through the study of the concepts in this fascinating subject. This course aims to stimulate your interest in how economies work – at a personal, national and global level.

Some issues you will investigate include: why are footballers paid more than nurses? Why do some consumers act irrationally by smoking? How has the Covid 19 pandemic impacted the UK and global economy? Why is the debate around global fish stocks so important? Most news headlines are about Economics – by studying Economics you will gain a greater understanding of what is happening in your world.

2023 Economics A level results

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48% of our students achieved A* to A

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83% of our students achieved A* to B 

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100% of our students achieved A* to E

Course information

Many students choose to study Economics at university and there is specific support for Oxbridge candidates. Other students explore the opportunities of apprenticeships with the Bank of England or choose to study international relations, business management or accounting and finance.

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Teachers always try to relate our topics to current situations making them relevant. Lessons are often interactive and you leave feeling as though you've accomplished lots in a short time.

Jenny, Year 12 student

Economics is an incredibly interesting subject that adds a special layer of depth into politics and the world around us.”

Abe, year 12 Student

Quick facts

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427 year 12 and 13 students take Economics

4 hrs 20 mins

4 hours and 20 minutes of weekly in-class learning time

5 hrs

Students are expected to undertake 5 hours of homework for each subject, every week.