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Economics A Level

Level 3 - Advanced

Economics A Level

Economics is the study of economic systems relating to the behaviour of individuals, organisations and governments in both national and international contexts, in the pursuit of wealth and financial well-being.

Economics at A Level and beyond is a highly theoretical discipline that attempts to analyse market activity & behaviours and the impact of economic regulation in order to predict future market trends.

 Areas covered include: economic policy and the operation of free-market economy mechanisms; the regulation of a free-market system including issues relating to market failure and government intervention; competition, production, pricing, costs and revenue in a variety of national, European and international contexts.

A Level Economics will be likely be a suitable subject for students who are interested in issues such as the impact of leaving the EU on the British economy and prosperity of the UK, gender and racial inequality in the workplace, and differences in the prosperity of nations.

A Level Economics combines well with other A Level subjects such as Maths, Business and any of the wider Social Sciences, including Politics and Philosophy.  There is strong demand in the national workplace and global labour market for highly numerate graduates, and the transferable analytical and problem-solving skills that students of A Level Economic students will develop are also highly valued.



Sutton Coldfield College



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* Courses are free for 16-18s. Students aged 19 or over could be charged fees and is subject to a fee assessment. Learners on benefits in the majority of cases courses are also free. Fee assessments are completed at enrolment.

Course Length: 34 Weeks

A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above in academic subjects, including grade 6 or above in both GCSE maths & GCSE English Language.

This two-year course is entirely assessed by written examination at the end of two years of study, covering all content covered over the two years of study.

Economics students would typically progress on to a variety of degrees, including Business & Management, Accountancy, Social Sciences and Engineering. However, A Level Economics can also provide a valued foundation for progression into Higher Apprenticeships, particularly in the Business, Banking and Finance sectors.

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