This course will suit you if you love a challenge as it's a demanding yet rewarding subject. Many universities rank this subject alongside maths and science and it will stretch your intellectual capabilities in ways beyond other subjects. The course is divided into the study of micro and macro economics. At the micro level you will study how markets work, the issues of wealth creation and poverty. At the macro level you will study the control of inflation and tax policy. This course will help you develop academic and practical skills which will be useful in all of your subjects.
You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C or above which should include English and maths at a grade B or above.
Delivery and Assessment
This course is assessed through exams. Each unit will consist of a combination of multiple choice and data response exam papers.
A level economics will open up a wide variety of career paths and economists can be found in many sectors. They are often found working in banking and the financial sector as well as in Government, politics and journalism.