A Level Economics - City of Wolverhampton College

A Level Economics Study Mode: Full-time   |    Course Level: 3

Are you passionate about discovering how the world economy works? Are you interested in analysing how the impact of economic booms and slumps impacts on everything else? Then this is the right course for you!

A Level Economics encourages you to develop a critical approach to economic models and methods of enquiry. You will acquire a good knowledge of trends and developments in the economy which have taken place over the past fifteen years and understand the role of evidence in economic decision making.

Economics impacts on every element of life, from personal financial decisions and government policy to the success of multi-national companies. An understanding of economic principles will prepare you for the vast majority of careers and also give you a comprehensive understanding of all of the decisions that shape the society and world in which we live.

We want you to be as passionate about the study of Economics as we are and we want you to learn, achieve and succeed in your chosen career.

To access this course you are required to have:

  • Five GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including English, and maths at grade B/6
  • The required QoE score

During this course you will study the following modules

  • Markets & market failure
  • Market structure
  • National and international economy
  • Financial markets and monetary policy
  • Economic principles and issues

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop an interest in and enthusiasm for the subject
  • Appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment
  • Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts
  • Use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist
  • Understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives

Develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes which will equip you for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

There are several components to the assessment:

  • Paper 1 - markets and market failure assessed by a 2 hour examination in the June of your A Level year.
  • Paper 2 - national and international economy assessed by a 2 hour examination in the June of your A Level year.
  • Paper 3 - economic Principles and issues assessed by a 2 hour examination in the June of your A Level year.

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

  • Pursue a career in a range of areas
  • Progress on to Higher Education, employment or an apprenticeship

We have 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.

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