The AS Level / A Level Economics is a full-time, two-year further education course designed for students who are interested in the economy and its impact on daily life. You will examine issues such as: whether the UK was right to stay out of the Euro, why petrol taxes are so high, how to combat climate change, and why some areas of the country are performing better than others. This is located in the Sixth Form Academy (SFA).
A genuine interest in current affairs and the world around you will help your understanding of the subject. We look at Micro-Economics – the study of consumers and businesses – and Macro-Economics – the study of wider issues such as inflation, unemployment and recession.
Applying for A Levels? Click Apply Now on any ONE of the subjects you are interested in studying, complete the online application form and then book an Information Evening to meet the tutors and discuss your preferred choices. You can then choose your subjects on the night!
A minimum of six GCSEs at Grade C or above including English Language and Mathematics at Grade B.
The recognised progression route is onto a Higher Education course at NPTC Group of Colleges or another university. An A Level in Economics will be regarded by universities as a subject that develops analytical and written skills. Virtually every large organisation in the country employs an economist in some capacity, making Economics a powerful subject for opening doors to all sorts of occupations.
There may be addition course-related costs for items such as, but not limited to, textbooks, stationery, printing, and overnight educational visits.