Exam board: WJEC AS Level: 2520QS – A Level: 1520QS
This course will appeal to those students who are interested in the UK’s economy and the various shocks that have affected it in recent times – the 2007 financial crisis, Brexit, the 2020 Coronavirus and the rise of the emerging economies. It will particularly suit those who want to pursue a career in finance and management but will in fact suit anyone who enjoys listening to economic debates and wants to understand some of the momentous events taking place.
Economics is a popular, interesting and useful academic subject. It is a respected academic subject that has been highly regarded by UK Universities. It can be combined with a variety of other subjects including Mathematics, Computing, History, Finance or Languages and also forms part of the prestigious PPE Degree at Oxford and Cambridge (Politics, Philosophy and Economics). It can also be studied as a Joint Degree with related subjects such as Economics and Management, Economics and Marketing, Economics and Finance, International Economics and Business Economics, to name but a few.
What are the Entry Requirements for A level Economics?
To study A Level Economics you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4-9 / C or above. You also require grade 5 / C or above including English Language and Mathematics.
This is a unitised specification which allows for an element of staged assessment. Assessment
opportunities will be available in the summer assessment period each year, until the end of the
life of the specification.
This specification is divided into a total of 4 units, 2 AS units and 2 A2 units.
Weightings noted below are expressed in terms of the full A level qualification.
AS Level Assessments
A2 Level Assessments
Access Arrangements allow candidates/learners with special educational needs, disabilities or temporary injuries to access the assessment without changing the demands of the assessment.
For example, readers, scribes and Braille question papers. In this way, Awarding Bodies will comply with the duty of the Equality Act 2010 to make ‘reasonable adjustments’.
We can arrange access arrangements and assess you with our special assessor. The deadline for application to the exam board is the February of the year the learner sits the exams.
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The regular A Level courses commence in September and an intake in January, these courses are designed to be taught in a classroom environment / online and follow a structured curriculum with a fixed schedule of classes, assessments and exams.
Distance Learning online courses can be started at any time throughout the year, and students can work at their own pace and in their own time.
You can study A level courses through a range of study options; our blended learning which consists of online live classes and pre-recorded and in person teaching in class. The other option is only online live classes or Distance learning course.
Distance Learning is a self-study course that you work through at your own pace using our Online course materials; a wide range of online resources, access to our Google classroom and tutor support when you need it.
A level’s are usually a two year course, studying this in one year, would be an intensive course. You may be able to complete the course in one year as an intensive course; you need to show a strong understanding of the subject.
We offer support to all our students! We help you with your university options, personal statement writing, we provide a reference and your predicted grades. We also help you prepare for you interviews.
Choose the subject you would like to study, add to courses, complete our application form and you can choose to pay online. If you’d like to set up an interest-free payment plan, get in touch with our Student Advisors on 01792 535 000.
If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please let us know before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.