Sixth Form

Economics A Level

Our A Level Economics course involves lively discussion and debate in lessons as we analyse the current economic climate through the news and live data to develop an understanding of economic theories and the interrelationships between micro and macro economies.

Because many economic problems have more than one solution, you will learn how to evaluate information for its relevance and quality. In addition, you will become proficient in using quantitative methods effectively across a range of problems and learn how to apply economic reasoning to policy issues in a critical manner. The insights this provides are powerful and can help make sense of some of the challenges facing societies today.

We use a range of engaging teaching methods, including class discussion, group work, workshops and simulation games, such as Student Investor, that allow you to acquire deep subject knowledge and to develop a range of interpersonal and critical thinking skills. Our Economics Society helps prepare you for the Bank of England’s Target 2.0 competition and national essay writing competitions. To inspire and broaden your horizons further, we have a programme of specialist guest speakers and field trips, which include visits to the City of London, and we run extension classes for those applying to Oxbridge.

At the end of this two-year course, you will be assessed through three written papers on markets and market failure, the national and international economy, and economic principles and issues.

Examination board: AQA

Where could this course take you?

Economics is a subject that is well respected by employers in both the public and private sectors and universities. Careers related to Economics include accountancy, banking and finance, business, consulting and management.