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, and from the view of society where government taxes us and spends the money on our behalf.

Where does this course lead?

A high proportion of A Level students decide to continue their study of the subject at a higher level. Degree courses in Economics and related disciplines (such as Money, Banking and Finance, Business Studies, Sociology, Management Studies, Economic History, Politics) are increasingly popular at a variety of Higher Education institutions. Economics also combines very well with Languages, and 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.

View the ‘Economics’ Magazine Produced by Carmel’s Economics Students.

Economics Course Leaflet

Exam Board Course Specification

What Our Students Say

I particularly enjoy studying Economics as it is a fascinating subject that covers and extensive range of topics. Lessons are very engaging and dynamic, everyone is encouraged to share their opinions on different issues which encourages a healthy debate. The department is incredibly helpful and there is always someone on hand to offer help and support.

Michael Mulhaney