A level Economics

  • Course type: A level
  • Awarding/exam body: AQA


Economics 001Students on this course will examine how markets and businesses operate in the real world. They will explore how government policies and world events influence the economy and they will look at the role of emerging economies in the global economic system.

  • Course units...

    The Economics A level consists of four components:

    • Unit 1: Introduction to Markets and Market Failure
    • Unit 2: The UK Economy-Performance and Policies
    • Unit 3: Business Behaviour and the Labour Market
    • Unit 4: Global Perspective
  • Course assessment...

    The course will be assessed with 3 exams at the end of year 2, each are 2 hours long. Each exam requires some numerical skill as well as the ability to articulate your ideas and judgements clearly in written form.

  • This course can lead to...

    This subject is useful if you want to go on to study Economics or another related degree at university. Common career paths for Economics graduates include Banking and Accountancy. It is also suitable for those considering careers in most business areas, as well as law. Many students in the department go on to study Economics at a higher level.

  • Entry requirements...

    In addition to our Programme Entry Requirements, applicants must also meet specific Course Entry Requirements:

    Grade 5 in English Language and Grade 5 in Maths

  • Course highlight

    1. LSE mentoring & Peer mentoring
    2. One to one tutoring by top undergraduate and postgraduate students
    3. Lecture at Economics institutions such as Institution of Economics Affairs and Bank of England
    4. University lectures including LSE and Oxford University
    5. Bank of England trip KMPG employability workshop
      • Ernst and Young trip and apprenticeship opportunities
      • Royal Bank of Canada trip and Internship opportunities
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