Economics A Level

Course Detail

Mode of Study:

Level: 3

Duration: 2 years 

Awarding/validation body:  Edexcel

Course Overview

The aims of the A/S Economics course are:

  • Appreciate the contribution of economics to the understanding of the wider economic and social environment.
  • Develop an understanding of a range of concepts and an ability to use those concepts in a variety of different contexts.
  • Use an enquiring, critical and thoughtful approach to the study of economics and develop an ability to think as an economist.
  • Understand that economic behaviour can be studied from a range of perspectives.
  • Develop analytical and quantitative skills, together with qualities and attitudes that will equip students for the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities of adult and working life.

Course Highlights

In the first year of the course students will be introduced to:

Markets and market failure – Students will consider how markets work, looking at how supply and demand interact to allocate resources in local, national and international markets.

The UK economy – performance and policies – Students will be introduced to the aggregate demand/aggregate supply model so that they can use it to analyse changes in real output and the price level.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

Students can progress onto university, apprenticeships and employment following this course.

Entry Requirements & Assessment

Entry Requirements:

learners will typically have five GCSE’s at A* to C (9-1), including English and maths.

Maths must be a minimum of grade 5.


2 Externally assessed papers.


How To Apply

Applications for entry September 2022. The application form for the academic year 2022-2023 is available to complete online here.

Students should return their completed forms directly to Coulsdon College, NOT their schools. All applications will be considered according to the College's Admissions Policy. Please see the Admissions timetable for information about the College’s enrolment process.



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