A Level  Economics

 

Economics is a social science focussed on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.

 

Studying economics will allow you to develop a range of skills, approaches and ways of thinking that you can apply to a wide range of problems.

AS Level

Operation of markets and market failure:

This area of study covers topics such as: the economic problem and economic methodology; price determination in a competitive market; production, costs and revenue; competitive and concentrated markets; and the market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets.

The national economy in a global context:

This area of study covers topics such as: measurement of macroeconomic performance; how the macro economy works: the circular flow of income, aggregate demand/aggregate supply analysis and related concepts; and economic performance and macroeconomic policy.

 

A Level

Individuals, firms, markets and market failure:

This area of study covers topics such as: individual economic decision making; production, costs and revenue; perfect competition, imperfectly competitive markets and monopoly; the labour market; the distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality; and the market mechanism, market failure and government intervention in markets.

The national and international economy:

This area of study covers topics such as: the measurement of macroeconomic performance; how the macroeconomy works: the circular flow of income, AD/AS analysis and related concepts; economic performance; financial markets

We would require 5 GCSEs at grade 9-4

Economics is a great starting point for those looking for a career in finance, business or politics. However, it is also useful for a range of careers including marketing, law, journalism or teaching.

Possible degree options According to bestcourse4me.com, the top seven degree courses taken by students who have an A Level in Economics are:

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

 

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