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A-Level Economics

Skills Required

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.

What degree options are open to students who study economics?

According to ‘,’ the top seven degree courses taken by students who have an A level in Economics are:

  • Economics
  • Business
  • Politics
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Maths


What Careers are open to Economists?

Some of the most popular degrees pursued by people with a bachelor’s degree or post graduate master’s degree in economics include the following;
Professional economist careers, Economics careers in banking, Economics careers in accountancy, Economics careers in business and financial consultancy, Economics careers in the public sector, Actuarial and data analysis careers in economics.

A level Syllabus

You will have 3 separate papers which you will be tested on in May or June of your second year of A Levels.

Linear A Level = Paper1 + Paper2 +Paper 3

At BSiX we also enter students into a ‘stand-alone’ AS Economics exam at the end of your first year.


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