A Level Economics
Qualification: A Level
Duration: 2 years
Economics is an academic discipline that is highly thought of by universities and employers. You will learn about the impact of economic decisions on individuals and countries, both in the UK and internationally. You’ll learn how to analyse data, think critically about situations, and make informed decisions. You will study both Micro Economics, which focuses on the economic activity of individuals and companies, and Macro Economics, which is concerned with the economy as a whole.
What will you learn?
You will study various topics including economic growth, inflation, unemployment and the labour market. You will also look at global issues such as international trade, wealth and poverty, and the negative impacts of economic growth on the environment. You will learn how to apply economic theory to the analysis of contemporary, real world issues.
The Economics A Level is assessed by three examinations at the end of Year 2. These have a mixture of short questions to test analytical skills and essay questions which require the analysis of economic issues in greater depth.
You will learn how to apply economic theory to the analysis of ‘real world’ issues such as:
What effect will Covid-19 continue to have on the UK and global economy in years to come?
How are wages set and why do they change?
What can the government do to reduce inflation?
How can we control the negative aspects of economic growth, such as pollution?
How have Putin’s policies, and the West’s sanctions against Russia, affected the economic world?
A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C), including English, with Maths at grade 5 or above. Applications from mature students are also welcomed.
Where will my course lead?
Students progress to a wide range of university courses, including Economics, Finance, Business and Law. There are also some excellent apprenticeship routes in areas such as Banking and Accountancy. Economics graduates are the highest-paid in the UK, according to the Department of Education.
Why choose us?
New to Ludlow College for 2023, Economics is an excellent subject both for developing analytical skills and for building understanding of the wider world. It is an excellent complement to other humanities and social sciences, or Maths, at A level; it offers outstanding progression opportunities via further study at university or apprenticeships.
The Additional Cost, payable to the College, is £20. You will be asked to pay this or to put arrangements in place to pay this, at enrolment. Additional Costs are incurred to support teaching, learning and assessment resources. We aim to give you a high-quality learning experience, fully preparing you for the next stage in your education or the workplace.
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