Sixth Form



A level Economics aims to impart an appreciation of the significance of economics in interpreting current affairs. Students will be able to use both macro and micro economic analysis to explain the concept of a market, how they work, why they fail and how governments can augment and correct their operation. Students will be able to explain recent developments in both the UK and the global economy. By studying A level economics, students will be able to engage in on-going debate over some of the most controversial issues faced by society such as poverty, taxation and unemployment. At the very least it is hoped that students will develop a passion for economics which will help influence important decisions later in life.
It is not necessary for candidates to have studied GCSE Economics before undertaking this course and no prior knowledge of Economics is required. Students who are well motivated with a logical approach to their learning will be successful. However, for students who have not taken GCSE Economics, a minimum of a B or grade 6 in GCSE Business Studies (or a similar subject) is required in order to complete the quantitative elements within the course.


Why is it a useful qualification?

Completing A Level Economics provides students with an appropriate foundation for further study in Economics or related studies. The course provides a launch pad for careers in commerce related fields such as banking and finance. The course will promote the important skills of decision making and problem solving.



Ms. Charlene Doherty

Head of Business and Economics

Charlene graduated in 2011, with a BSc in Business from University of Ulster, before pursuing a career in quality assurance with Allstate Insurance. After two years’ industry experience she decided that her passion was teaching. She then secured a place in Middlesex University, moved to London and successfully completed a PGCE in Secondary Education the following year.


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