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A-Level Economics

This A-Level Economics course will enable you to appreciate the contribution of Economics to the wider Economic and social environment.

Students will gain an understanding of Economic concepts and theories through a critical consideration of the current Economic issues and problems which affect everyday life. Some of the topics students will consider include; the allocation of scarce resources; the supply and demand for goods and services; specialisation and the division of labour; government intervention in the markets and the reasons for market failure.

This course is an excellent preparation for employment and progression to higher education. You will develop your problem solving, analytical and research skills which are valued by employers and universities. Economics A-Level is a well valued A-Level by all universities. Many A-Level economics student study subjects at university such as economics, politics, social sciences or business.

Course Content

Year 1

Year 2


5 GCSEs Grades 9-5, including English Language and Maths.


Economists are employed in a variety of settings in both the public and private sectors.

The largest employer of economists is the Civil Service through the GES. The Bank of England also provides vacancies through their graduate programme. Economics is also useful to help you find employment in areas such as:

  • Banks (high street and city)
  • Charitable and not-for-profit organisations
  • Consultancies
  • Insurance and accountancy firms