Economics - AS/A2 Level
Five GCSEs at Grade A* - C including English and Maths at Grade B.
Wide-ranging, ever-changing, controversial and lively, this is a popular course because of its relevance to everyday life and strong recognition by universities and employers. Providing a broad introduction to economics, it combines well with most other academic A Level subjects.
At AS Level, you’ll cover microeconomics which considers such questions as, ‘Why are house prices so high?’, ‘Can pollution be effectively controlled?’, and ‘Should governments interfere with markets?’; and macroeconomics, including such issues as ‘Why does the government have an inflation rate target and how does it affect us?’, ‘What happens to the economy if people decide to spend more?’, and ‘How are we affected by the Chinese and Indian economies?’. At A2 Level, you’ll consider economic concepts and theories in greater depth, recognise the value and limitations of economic models, and explore how both the global and European context impacts on UK performance. You don’t need an Economics GCSE, but you should be able to analyse economic data, interpret graphs and identify trends, write good English and enjoy collecting information from many different sources.
- Course running at Northampton
(AS Level (First Year): Northampton: LALEVELFT FBAS; A Level (Second Year): Northampton: LALEVELFT FBA2* *Only use this code if you will have completed your AS year and want direct entry into 2nd year)