About the course…

Do you enjoy both maths and the social sciences? Do you like problem-solving, logical thinking and analysing numbers? If so, A Level Economics is the subject for you.

Economics is an exciting and highly topical subject, which analyses issues that grab the headlines. At the centre of the subject is the question of how we divide up our scarce resources, and how those decisions affect us all.

You will develop an understanding of economic concepts and theories through a critical examination of current economic issues, problems and institutions that affect your every day life. You will learn how to apply those concepts and theories in a range of contexts, and to appreciate their values and limitations in explaining real world phenomena.

Why study with us…

  • You will study a range of interesting topics, including the national and international economy, poverty and inequality, price determination in a competitive market, markets and market failure and individual economic decision making.
  • Economics links well with many different career paths and industries; every organisation has a business function.
  • You will develop a range of transferable skills, including critical thinking, data analysis, problem solving, numeracy, communication, research and commercial and cultural awareness.

Where Economics can take you…

Economics develops analytical thinking, alongside a good understanding of current affairs and how society functions, preparing you for employment or an apprenticeship in a range of sectors. These can include banking, insurance, finance and accounting, retail and operations, law and management trainee programmes.

You can also progress to university to study subjects such as economics, maths, business, accounting and finance, politics, law and more.

Entry requirements…

  • Must meet overall entry criteria for A Level study
  • You will need a minimum grade 5 in GCSE Maths