A Level Economics looks at a primary goal in all our lives. How to get resources (or money!) and how to use them (or spend it!). It examines this question from the point of view of individuals, who get money mostly from working or from benefits. Furthermore, it looks from the view of society where the government taxes us and spends the money on our behalf.

Where does an A Level Economics course lead?

A high proportion of A Level students decide to continue their study of the subject at a higher level. This is because degree courses in Economics and related disciplines are increasingly popular at a variety of Higher Education institutions. Related disciplines include Money, Banking and Finance, Business Studies, Sociology, Management Studies, Economic History, Politics. Economics also combines very well with Languages. Finally, economics is a key component in the professional examinations for Accountancy, Law, Banking and Insurance.

Course Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 6 in Maths and grade 5 in English Language.

Patrick Cole – Business management, Sheffield University

Economics Course Leaflet

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A Level Economics Course Introduction Video

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Exam Board Course Specification

What our students say about Economics

Economics Alumni

Eleanor Mawdsely– Grant Thornton Apprenticeship Scheme

A Level Economics News

Students inspired by Working Options Event

Rathbones Apprenticeship Scheme Success

What Our Students Say

Studying at Carmel has brought me a sense of freedom and independence that I have really enjoyed. I enjoy the freedom to choose when to study in the library and socialise in the communal areas. I have many lots of new people from different schools and have formed some really strong friendship groups. I have particularly enjoyed studying Economics because it has taught me about terms and phrases I heard of but never understood. For example, interest rates, economic growth, chancellor of the exchequer and inflation. There are lots of other examples of real-world scenarios we have linked theory to which makes in the subject very interesting. I would recommend it to others who are interested in the world around them and understanding political and economic decisions that impact them. I have been impressed with the support from all my teachers and PAT. They are extremely friendly and offer lots of support and advice. Speaking to the career’s advisor helped me explore possible routes I can take after my A-levels. Both a degree apprenticeship and university are possible plans at the minute.

Menura Salwatura (Cowley International College)