Course Details

In A Level Economics you will study how people and societies make decisions that allow them to get the most out of their limited resources. You will look at the fundamental forces which affect our lives, such as employment, prices, international trade, financial markets, distribution of income, poverty and behaviour. Economists are in healthy debate over these issues. It is this controversy which makes Economics lively and interesting and which allows you the opportunity to make your own judgements and form your own opinion.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have 5 GCSEs at grades 9/A* to 4/C including Maths & English Language. You will also need resilience and determination to work hard and do well. You will also be required to complete a GCSE to A Level Transition Project, prior to enrolment, to prepare you for A Level Economics.

Career options

You could be working as a professional economist advising governments, big business and private investors, or working in financial services or education. An A-level in Economics can lead to any university course but particularly lends itself to degrees in Economics, Finance or Business.

A Level Economics

Five highlights

  • 1 All teachers have recent industry experience to bring the lessons alive!
  • 2 Very high expectations to support students to maximise their potential.
  • 3 Exciting student centred lessons with up to date and relevant examples.
  • 4 Develop a highly invigorating learning environment for all.
  • 5 Helpful and approachable staff who are passionate about success.

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • Edexcel A level Economics

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Course code Location Course length Start date
BUS644CD1A Chichester Campus 2 Years 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will study: Microeconomics, which relates to individuals, firms, markets and market failure and Macroeconomics, which relates to the national and international economy. You are expected to acquire quantitative skills and competencies relevant to the topic area and become familiar with economic facts, figures and statistics. You will require both an ability to write essays as well as strong numeracy and logic to succeed in A-level Economics.

How will I be taught?

The subject is delivered over two sessions per week, one morning and one afternoon session. You will experience a variety of teaching and learning methods such as group work, presentations, teacher led exposition, research projects, case study materials, film, debates, discussion, televisual and print based media. A Level Economics uses a system of Flipped Learning where you will learn some basic facts before the lesson and then your teacher will develop this knowledge through individual and gro

How will I be assessed?

At the end of year two you will have three exam papers. The first is microeconomics - markets and business behavior, the second is macroeconomics - the economy and globalisation and the third is a combined micro and macro paper. All year 1 students will progress through a Year 1 Gateway, which may include external exams, that will allow you to progress to Year 2.

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