AS Level Economics

Course Code: ECOAS
Learning Aim Code: 60143721
Full-time / Part-time: Full-time (with two additional A Levels, Academic Skills and Tutorial) or Part-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Paget Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

This is an ideal course for anyone interested in how the world works. Do you want to know more about why the world can dip in and out of recession? Are you fascinated by economic theories and how to change the economy for the better while appreciating the workings of the Stock Market? Do you wonder how the UK is able to function? Then this is the right course for you!

Economics is an important subject that allows you to develop an understanding of the economy in a world context. It is a respected subject that works well with Business, Maths, Sociology and History, to provide you with the skills to progress on to study at a range of levels and into many careers.

We have a 100% A2 success rate on this course and excellent feedback from our past students. In fact, some of our past students have gone on to become Teachers, Journalists and Lawyers. Past students have progressed on to study Philosophy at the University of Warwick, Economics at Bristol University, Politics at Bristol University and Marketing at Birmingham City University.

While you are on this course you will have the opportunity to visit A level Student Conferences.

We also have guest speakers who we invite in to college to enhance your learning. These have included Paul Uppal MP and Emma Reynolds MP.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Markets and market (AS)
  • The national economy (AS)
  • Business economics and the distribution of income (A2)
  • The national and international economy (A2)

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the economy’s significance in society
  • Acquire an understanding of the nature of economic study, for example, that the economy is concerned with policy and can change as new evidence comes to light
  • Develop the ability to ask relevant and significant questions about the economy and to research them
  • Develop your confidence as an effective and independent learner with an ability to think critically and reflectively with an enquiring mind
  • Develop your use and understanding of economic terms and concepts
  • Improve your ability to make links and draw comparisons within and/or across national and worldwide economies
  • Improve your research, analytical, critical reasoning, presentation, verbal and written skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in class debates and presentations

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by examinations.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in law, the civil service, education, journalism, business, finance and intelligence
  • Progress on to Higher Education, apprenticeships and employment

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five or more GCSEs at Grade C including English or maths (specified which for some courses) or successful completion of a full level 2 study programme

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