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.

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What Our Students Say

My favourite thing about Carmel is the support that is available and the abundance of subject material on offer to help us achieve our goals. In particular, the Economics department offers additional help sessions and the topics are organised into concise booklets so it’s easy to keep on top of work.

Studying Economics opens up lots of opportunities as we often attend talks from potential employers in the finance sector and we’re given lots of support when applying for work placements, university, apprenticeships etc.

Economics is interesting to study and is a subject that has lots of applications in the real world. I particularly enjoy seeing how the theory that I learn about in the classroom applies in real life. Studying economics will definitely help me in the future as I hope to pursue a career in finance.

Alex Murray