Economics, A Level | Weston College

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September 2019
2 Years
Course code ALECOND1LC

Economics, A Level

What will I do on this A Level?

You will look at decisions made by organisations and the government, and the impact they have on the economy. You will cover the following topics that affect the economy: exchange rates, unemployment, inflation, national debt, growth, worldwide markets, and energy pricing policies.

Studying economics will enable you to widen your knowledge through its investigative nature, providing excellent opportunities to excel in both written and verbal communication. Economics is a perfectly matched subject with business studies or for a career in a business environment.

How will I be assessed?

Exams in your second year.

What could I do after this A Level?

This is a great A Level to take if you’re looking to study economics at University. It also opens up many career opportunities including business, management, politics, finance, banking, management consultancy and economic journalism.

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above including English, and grade 6 or above in maths.

Course Level

Level 3


Loxton campus

iAn interview is required for this course.

Occupations related to Economics, A Level


Actuary, economist or statistician

Jobholders in this unit group apply theoretical principles and practical techniques to assess risk and formulate probabilistic outcomes in order to inform economic and business policy, and to analyse and interpret data used to assist in the formulation of financial, business and economic policies in order to maximise growth or improve business performance.

Average annual earnings: £42,666
Employment in region: 538 positions

What Our Students Say

Bella Febry, Business Studies

Bella Febry

“It was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It will definitely help my future career prospects."

Former school: Priory

Work Experience: Bella completed her work experience with international oil and gas company 'OiLSERV' in Dubai. During this Bella gained skills in HR, finance, IT, law, marketing, sales and project delivery.

Course: Business Studies

What next? After being awarded Work Experience Student of the Year, Bella aims to get a distinction star and then take a gap year before going to university.

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