AS/A Level Economics Course
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.
What Skills Will Students Develop When Studying Economics?
- Economics enables students to maturely understand how the UK economy functions and will be an asset when working in a business environment.
- Students will be able to use the knowledge for their own benefit and will have a healthy grasp of issues that affect their everyday lives.
- After completing the subject, students will be able to confidently debate economic issues and learn the skills of persuasive argument and counter-argument.
At AS candidates study two units:
The AS content is divided essentially into Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
At A2 candidates study two units:
The subject content in the A2 has been grouped into three broad areas of study: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Trade and development.
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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You can choose from the following study options: