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A Level Economics

The course provides an in-depth understanding of the workings of the UK and world economies, including the role of government in influencing levels of economic activity, employment, inflation, economic growth and living standards.

Careers include those associated with the UK economic and political systems, accountancy, finance, banking, retail, and financial and commodity trading

“I have gained a valuable insight into the economic situation of the UK. I am now able to engage in discussions on the issues and problems facing the UK economy.”

A Level Economics – AQA

What is Economics?

Economics is a very difficult term to define. At a fundamental level though it is the study of how decisions are made about who gets what in society and in the world—really how the world’s resources are divided up between all the competing demands for these resources. It should answer questions as to why some people and countries have so much and some have so little.

Why study it?

It is simply the most interesting subject you can learn. It helps you make sense of the world and really why it is the way it is. Does there have to be such inequality? Why is there still poverty? Why do prices keep on rising? What would the world be like without governments? Why do we have recessions and booms and why can’t everyone get a job?

Course Structure and Your Future

Year 12 & 13

The Operation of Markets and Market Failure.

The National Economy in a Global Context.

Individuals, Firms, Markets and Market Failure.

The National and the International Economy.

What next?

Studying A Level Economics can be extremely valuable if you wish to pursue a career in the following:

Banking, Finance, Accountancy, Retail/Business or Trading