Economics A Level
ECONOMICS A LEVEL
Exam board: Edexcel
Why study this subject:
A-level Economics prepares students for the world of economics and is an excellent basis for a career or a university degree in Economics, mathematics, finance or social science. It provides an exciting insight into how economics influences on personal and working lives . Economics is an applied A level and students will look at the relationship between the UK and Europe and the rest of the world.
Units of study
Theme 1—Introduction to markets and market failure
Theme 2—The UK economy
Theme 3—Business behaviour and the labour market
Theme 4—A global perspective
How will I be assessed:
All of the Economics A-Level themes are assessed through two examinations at the end of the 2-year course. The examination papers are a mixture of short and long questions based on case studies and data response questions. Mathematics skills are important.
A level Economics equips students with the skills they need to function effectively in the workplace, may this be numeracy; analytical skills; how to work in teams or understand their place in an organisation. These skills are useful in careers in investment banking, in professional services, in multinational companies and in asset management.