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A Level Economics

Alevel Economics

Course outline

Economics affects everything around us, from the price we pay for a loaf of bread to the likelihood of people we know being in work.

The global economic crisis of recent years has brought sharply into focus just how dependent the people of the world are on each other for resources and trade.

Economics helps us to answer big questions like who will the global super powers be in 20 years’ time, what industries will fail or thrive and what Government’s need to do to secure their country’s position in the global economy. If you enjoy learning about current and world affairs, analysing problems and debating issues, this course is for you.

Economics studies the problem of scarce resources alongside the unlimited desires of humans and society. The course studies this problem from two perspectives.

Firstly it looks at how markets work to set prices and how economies deal with failures of the market mechanism.

Secondly the course looks at the wider economic problems faced by government such as achieving economic growth and managing inflation.

The course ends with a unit that brings both of these areas of economics together for a study of applied economics looking at specific economic problems.

Studying AS in the first year and progressing to the full A Level in the second is a great way to study A Levels, but you may have the option to study the full A Level in a single year.

You will study this course alongside 2 or 3 other A Levels and you will be able to select your chosen subjects when you apply online.


How to apply for this course

You can now apply for an A Level Programme starting in September 2021.

You will select your individual subjects when you complete the application.

Choose a start date below and press apply now.

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Location Date
Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 6th September 2021

AS Level (1 year)

Course code: C000450 / Q002462

Chaucer Street
Nottingham
NG1 5LP

Start: 6th September 2021

A Level Intensive (1 year)

Course code: C000453 / Q018939

Qualification

AS/A Level Economics

Duration

AS Level: 1 year with the option to progress to the full A Level the following year provided you achieve a Grade D in two or more of your subjects.

A Level Intensive: 1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

1 year AS Level Programme:

  • To study 3 A Levels you’ll need at least 5 GCSE’s at grades 9-4 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above.
  • To study 4 A Levels you’ll need at least 6 GCSE’s at grades 9-6 (A*-C) including GCSE English and Maths at grade 5 (C) or above.
  • 4 of your GCSE subjects must be a Grade 6 (B)

1 year Intensive A Level Programme:

  • One full A Level at grade C or above
  • Five or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths
  • 4 of your GCSE subjects must be a Grade 6 (B)
  • Complete a successful interview

Applicants with predicted GCSE grades 1 or 2 points below the entry requirement for an A Level:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements for either 1 or 2 of your chosen A Level subject choices, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer. We advise that you think about a second choice of course as a back-up plan. You can meet with us for a supportive, friendly and impartial discussion to look at other courses that Nottingham College has to offer. For more information contact High Pavement Sixth Form admissions by telephone on 0115 9100 100 or email at feadmissions@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Applicants who choose 4 subjects but only have the entry requirements to study 3:

If your predicted grades do not meet the entry requirements to study 4 A Level subjects, don’t worry we will still make you a conditional offer for all 4. At your ‘Get Ready for College’ day you will undertake tasters in your subjects and at this point you can discuss your options with subject staff at the event, to help you finalise your subject choices. Final A Level choices however will be made at enrolment in August when your GCSE results are confirmed.

Assessment

You will undertake examinations.

Progression

If you achieve at least a Grade D in two or more of your AS Level subjects, you will progress to the full A Level.

You could progress on to a related higher education course such as accountancy or economics. To enter an economics degree course you will also need A Level Maths. There are lots of careers open to you such as investment analyst, actuary, market research data analyst or accountant.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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