A Level Programme

Economics A Level

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About this course

Economics is the study of how we can best allocate our scarce resources (land, labour, capital and entrepreneurship) to satisfy unlimited wants of society. Put another way, how can we better solve society's needs with what we have?

What will I learn?

The course provides you with a range of skills and tools to analyse given problems and produce viable solutions. During the course you will be studying unemployment, inflation, gross domestic product, economic growth, exchange rates and international trade in the macro unit. Also, we will explore demand and supply, elasticities and externalities in the micro unit.

How will I be assessed?

The course is assessed by written exams.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - an exciting range of higher level courses, including Business, Business & Law HNC/D
  • University - related degree
  • Careers - banking, insurance, business management, journalism, consultancy, aid or charity work

Additional Information

This is an essay-based subject and not maths-based.

Economics combines well with Business, Geography, Government & Politics, Accounts, Law, History and Psychology.