Economics is concerned with the activities of different groups such as consumers, businesses and governments. It examines issues which are increasingly dealt with in the media such as debt, recession, unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, taxation, prices, the euro and much more.

Economics is relevant to the real world and is well regard-ed as a strong academic subject by universities and employers. It combines well with a range of other subjects and prepares students for a variety of careers.

  • Course Outline

      Paper 1 – Markets and market failure.

      Assessed by a two hour written exam. One data response question out of a choice of two and one essay question out of a choice of three.

      Paper 2 – National and international economy.

      Assessed by a two hour written exam. One data response question out of a choice of two and one essay question out of a choice of three.

      Paper 3 – Economic principles and issues.

      Assessed by a two hour written exam. Multiple choice questions and case study questions requiring written answers.





  • 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.


  • Useful Links

Entry Requirements

You can download provisional entry requirements for 2018 courses below. Please note that your enrolment on to a particular course must be approved by the Head of that department.

What our students say

Economics has opened my eyes to the real world, I understand how the world works

Related Courses

  • Business

    Business studies students study a variety of topics related to strategy and decision making. One day you may be a manager in a business related to your chosen subject area or even running your own business. Choosing business studies will give you a helpful insight into the integrated workings of

    Read More

  • Government and Politics

    Politics is the most dynamic subject you can study, it changes every day. Studying the course you will answer questions such as: what is power; why do people vote the way they do; do we have a ‘participation crisis’ in the UK; why are some Prime Minsters more powerful than

    Read More

  • Accounting

    The Accounting course helps students understand the responsibilities of the accountant and the impacts of their recommendations on the business and wider environment. It equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to assess the performance of all types of business organisations. You will learn about the

    Read More

  • Mathematics

    This course is for those who enjoy the challenges of mathematics and want an A level which is highly thought of by both employers and universities. You will further develop familiar mathematical topics learned at GCSE such as algebra, co-ordinate geometry, trigonometry and probability. New topics introduced at A level

    Read More