The course follows four units looking at both microeconomics and macroeconomics. By the end of the AS year students will have an understanding of basic economic theory through their knowledge of demand and supply, prices, the market mechanism and the workings of the national economy.
Progressing into the A2 year students will build upon the knowledge from AS and explore concepts relating to Business Economics and the Distribution of Income before starting on the National and International Economy.
4 units – 2 for AS and 2 for A2 level.
- Markets and Market Failure
- The National Economy
- Business Economics and the Distribution of Income
- The National and International Economy
Examination is by means of objective testing, data response, and essay type questions.
Career opportunities and further study
Economics opens many doors to degrees not just in Economics but in a wide range of disciplines from Maths, to Business or Politics. Students of economics are adaptable and can transfer skills to any degree that they choose.
There is a broad range of career paths that Economics students can pursue. For example studying Economics can take you to the civil service, who offer fast track schemes for Economics students. Other career areas include government, business, journalism, teaching and lecturing.
Trips and events
Students can attend Revision Conferences as part of their programme of study as well as seeking work experience placements related to Economics. The Young Enterprise enrichment activity is also run by the Economics Department.