A good Economics qualification is highly regarded by universities and employers alike due to its’ ability to develop students’ analytical and quantitative skills, and develop the qualities and attitudes which equip learners well for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of higher education and working life.
The course encourages students to develop and apply their knowledge of economics to the real world of which they show increasing awareness. The study of markets in microeconomics for alcohol, tobacco, education, healthcare, housing, agriculture, all capture learners’ imagination whilst they enjoy looking at issues such as pollution, etc. and government policies to combat these. The study of macroeconomics and why unemployment, inflation, economic growth and trade are important give students a real feel for how the economy works. Current issues such as Brexit, the policies of Donald Trump or the barriers facing developing countries provide great sources of material to focus and apply their knowledge.
The course will use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist.
The full A Level in Economics provides the basis for students who wish to proceed to Higher Education to study law, business management, marketing, accountancy, finance and banking.
6 GCSEs A* – C (including English Language) and Mathematics grade A*-B.