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A-Level Economics

A-Level Economics

Course Information

Course Level
 – 3
Course Type – A-Level
Specific Entry Requirements
Five GCSEs at grade 5-9 including English and Maths
Duration – 2 Years
Student Age – 16-18

About The Course

At A level, the ability to write a coherent essay with logical chains of reasoning and the use of relevant information, is far more important than being good at maths. The skills you will develop while studying A-level economics include the following: Analytical thinking and problem solving; Manipulation and interpreting different types of information; Written and verbal communication skills which help you to compose logical arguments and make informed judgements; Using qualitative and quantitative data effectively. These skills are transferable which means you can transfer them to plenty of other jobs – not just those of professional economists.

How Is The Course Taught?

You will learn through a wide variety of delivery methods such as classroom demonstrations, practical work, debates and trips.  You will also be assessed during lessons through key assessments throughout each year of the programme.  

How will I be Assessed?

You will be regularly assessed through key assignments based on real exam questions. Your final exam will be at the end of year two and will be made up of three separate exam papers.

What does it lead to?

On completion of this course, you can move onto university to study degrees in Economics, Business, Politics, Accounting, Management, Finance and Maths. Some of the most popular careers pursued by people with a bachelor’s degree in economics include Banking, Accountancy, Financial Consultant and a range of careers in the public sector. A financial accounts manager earns on average £45,760 per year

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