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Blackfen School for Girls

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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.

Future Careers:

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.